India logs 14,830 new COVID-19 cases, 36 deaths

New Delhi, July 26: With 14,830 new COVID-19 cases being reported in the last 24 hours, India’s tally of coronavirus cases rose to 4,39,20,451, while the count of active cases has declined to 1,47,512, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The death toll has climbed to 5,26,110 with 36 new deaths being recorded, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Active cases now comprise 0.34 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.47 percent, the health ministry said.

A decline of 3,365 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, it said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.48 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 4.53 percent, according to the data.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,32,46,829, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.20 percent, it showed.

According to the ministry, 202.5 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

India’s COVID-19 infection tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020.

India crossed the grim milestones of two crore cases on May 4, 2021, three crores on June 23, 2021, and four crores on January 25 this year.

Thirty-six new fatalities due to the disease were reported across the country – seven each from Kerala and West Bengal, six from Maharashtra, three from Gujarat, two each from Delhi and Punjab, and one each from Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Tripura, and Uttarakhand.

A total of 5,26,110 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,48,068 from Maharashtra, 70,393 from Kerala, and 40,133 from Karnataka, 38,032 from Tamil Nadu, 26,303 from Delhi, 23,560 from Uttar Pradesh, and 21,327 from West Bengal.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to co-morbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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