India reported 40,120 new COVID-19 cases and 585 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to a health ministry update on Friday. India’s active caseload currently is 3,85,227, which comprise 1.20% of the total cases and is the lowest since March 2020, they said.
The total recoveries across the country increased to 3,13,02,345 with 42,295 patients recovering during the last 24 hours. As many as 52.95 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive, including 57,31,574 in the last 24 hours.
Yesterday, India had reported 41,195 new infections and 490 fresh fatalities.
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3 Deaths In Maharashtra From Delta+ Variant, Mumbai Sees 1st DeathThree deaths from the Delta Plus Covid variant have been reported from Maharashtra, including one in Mumbai, at a time the state is trying to ease tough restrictions in place for months. A 63-year-old woman who died on July 27 is reported to be Mumbai’s first Delta Plus death. A 69-year-old man has also died in Raigad from the strain. An 80-year-old woman from Ratnagiri died last month.
The Mumbai woman, who tested positive on July 21, had several comorbidities including diabetes, according to officials. She was fully vaccinated and among seven patients in the city whose reports turned out positive for the Delta Plus, a mutation of the highly contagious Delta variant that drove the deadly second wave of Covid in April-May.