After recording lowest COVID-19 cases in 125 days, India sees rise again, records 42,015 new infections


New Delhi: A day after India recorded the lowest COVID-19 cases in 125 days, the country saw a slight rise again in the last 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday (July 21, 2021) morning, India recorded 42,015 new coronavirus infections. 

India’s active caseload now stands at 4,07,170 and constitutes 1.30 % of the total cases. The weekly positivity rate is currently at 2.09%, whereas, the daily positivity rate is at 2.27%. 

The Union Health Ministry also informed that there were 3,998 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, of which, 3,656 is the backlog of Maharashtra. With this, the total number of cases has increased to 3,12,16,337, of which, 3,03,90,687 have recovered and 4,18,480 have lost their lives. 36,977 recoveries and 

Meanwhile, India has so far administered 41.54 crore vaccine doses. 

Earlier on Tuesday, ICMR’s fourth national COVID-19 serosurvey revealed that two-thirds of the Indians have developed SARS-CoV-2 antibodies but 40 crore people are still vulnerable. The serosurvey that was conducted in June and July and found out that the overall seroprevalence was 67.6 per cent. It involved over 28,975 individuals (adults and children), apart from 7,252 healthcare workers, in 70 districts across 21 states where earlier three rounds were also conducted.

 

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