India records 42,909 new COVID-19 cases, 380 deaths in 24 hours


New Delhi: India recorded 42,909 new COVID-19 cases, 380 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 3,27,37,939 and total death toll to 4,38,210, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Monday (August 30, 2021). 

The country also recorded 34,763 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking total recoveries to 3,19,23,405 and the active caseload has now increased to 3,76,324. The COVID recovery rate currently stands at 97.51 percent.

India’s weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.41 percent, less than 3 percent for the last 65 days. The daily positivity rate was registered at 3.02 percent.

Out of the 42, 909 cases reported today, Kerala contributed 29,836 cases, which pushed the total number of those affected in the state by the viral infection to 40,07,408. The test positivity rate of the state almost touched 20 percent and with 75 deaths recorded in last 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities to 20,541, a state government release said.

Over 63.43 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive, the health ministry informed on Monday. 

Additionally, the Goa government once again extended the COVID-19 induced statewide curfew till September 6. The 24-hour curfew was first imposed on May 9 this year and since then it has been extended regularly.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases confirmed all over the world has surpassed 216.3 million on Monday, while the global COVID-19 death toll stands at over 4.5 million, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University`s Coronavirus Resource Center.

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