India reports over 36 K new Covid-19 cases and 540 deaths


Delhi: August 20: India recorded 36,571 new Covid-19 cases and in the past 24 hours, taking its tally to 32,358,829. Like wise, it reported 540 deaths in the same time period, taking the death toll to 433,589.

The recovery of 36,555 patients in the last 24 hours, has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,15,61,635.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.54%, the highest since March 2020.

High recoveries and a low number of new cases have subsided the Active Caseload to 3,63,605 which is at its lowest in 150 days.

Active cases presently form only 1.12% of the country’s total Positive Cases which is the lowest since March 2020.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.93% remains less than 3% for the last 56 days now.

The Daily Positivity rate also stands at 1.94%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 3% for the last 25 days and below 5% for 74 consecutive days now.

Kerala reported 21,116 new infections, Maharashtra 5,225, followed by Andhra Pradesh (1,501), Tamil Nadu (1,702), Karnataka (1,432), West Bengal (547) and Delhi (25).


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