August 5, 2021, 11:13 pm
In India, the number of new cases of coronavirus has increased, as well as the number of deaths. According to the country’s health ministry, 54069 new patients were identified in the 24 hours before Thursday morning, and another 1321 died at the same time.
In the 24 hours before Tuesday morning, 42,640 new patients were identified in the country; Which was the lowest in 91 days. Since then the number of newly identified patients has increased over the past two days. After identifying more than 50,000 patients on Wednesday, 6.3 percent more were found infected on Thursday.
India on Wednesday crossed the alarming milestone of three crore patients identified as the second country in the world after the United States. Now the total number of patients in the country stands at three crore 82 thousand 778 people.
India, the third deadliest country in the world after the Covid-19 epidemic, has so far claimed 391,981 lives.
On this day, the rate of daily positivity has increased slightly to 2.91 percent. The positivity rate in the country has been below five percent for 17 consecutive days. More than 300 million doses of vaccine have been administered across India since the vaccination program began on January 16. More than 58.34 million people were vaccinated on Wednesday, the government said.
As many as 40 Delta Plus patients have been identified across India so far, according to the country’s health ministry. As the patients were identified in Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, the central government has asked the states to take “control measures” immediately.