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44,230 new Covid-19 cases in India, active cases stay over 4-lakh mark

The Covid-19 vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and Union territories for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 09:42 AM IST
The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21.(Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

India recorded 44,230 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which pushed the nationwide tally to 31,572,344, and its death toll climbed to 4,23,217 with 555 daily fatalities, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Friday.

Active cases of Covid-19 rose to 4,05,155 in the said time period, according to data released by the health ministry at 8am. The national Covid-19 recovery rate improved to 1.28 per cent, it stated. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,07,43,972, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, it said.

As many as 18,16,277 Covid-19 tests were conducted on Thursday, taking the total number of tests so far to 46,46,50,723.

More than 28.8 million balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered, the Union health ministry said on Thursday. It added that over 474.8 million vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 53,05,260 doses are in the pipeline.

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The Covid-19 vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and Union territories for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. The new phase of universalisation of vaccination began on June 21.

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