India reports 12,751 new COVID-19 cases, 42 deaths

New Delhi, Aug 9: India reported 12,751 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, which is a decline from the previous day’s count of 16,167, said the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday. In the same period, the country reported 42 more Covid deaths taking the nationwide death toll to 5,26,772.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has marginally declined to 1,31,807 cases, accounting for 0.31 percent of the country’s total positive cases. The recovery of 16,412 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,35,16,071. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.51 percent.

Meanwhile, India’s daily positivity rate has declined to 3.50 percent, while the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 4.69 percent. Also in the same period, a total of 3,63,855 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 87.85 crores.

As of Tuesday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 206.88 crores, achieved via 2,74,59,679 sessions. Over 3.95 crore adolescents have been administered a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of the vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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