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India logs 35,178 fresh Covid cases, over 37,000 recoveries in single day; active cases decline to 3.67 lakh

The total active cases of COVID in India have now mounted to 3,67,415, the data showed.

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New Delhi Updated on: August 18, 2021 11:34 IST
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Active COVID-19 cases in country decline to 3,67,415, says Union Health Ministry

India recorded 35,178 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 440 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday, the country saw a total of 37,169 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.51 per cent and total recoveries to 3,14,85,923.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have now declined to 3,67,415, the data showed. 

The total death toll in the country is now at 4,32,519. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 49,84,27,083 samples have been tested up to August 17 for COVID-19. Of these 17,97,559 samples were tested on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, ICMR on Tuesday also projected the export of 62 crore COVID-19 testing kits between July and September.

"The ICMR/DHR (Department of Health Research) supports the manufacturers to export surplus quantities of the COVID-19 diagnostic kits after meeting the in-country demands. The projected export till September 2021 is a cumulative total of 62 crore test kits of RT-PCR, Viral Transport Media (VTM), RNA extraction and rapid antigen tests," the ICMR stated in a tweet.

Additionally,  Kerala on Tuesday logged 21,613 new COVID-19 cases pushing the infection count to 37,03,578, as the number of people succumbing to the disease rose to 18,870 with 127 additional deaths.

As many as 18,556 people have been cured of the infection since Monday, taking the total recoveries to 35,29,465 and the number of active cases to 1,75,167, a state government release said.

Meanwhile, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage crossed 56 crore-mark on Tuesday. Cumulatively, 56,06,52,030 vaccine doses have been administered through 62,67,149 sessions, as per the provisional report on Wednesday. A total of 55,05,075 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, said the health bulletin.

S. No. Name of State / UT Active Cases* Cured/Discharged/Migrated* Deaths**
Total Change since yesterday Cumulative Change since yesterday Cumulative Change since yesterday
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1 7419   129  
2 Andhra Pradesh 17218 647  1963728 1543  13660 13 
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1836 84  49425 249  252  
4 Assam 9054 266  566101 1014  5502 10 
5 Bihar 213 28  715635 42  9649  
6 Chandigarh 43 61177 811  
7 Chhattisgarh 1138 157  989128 224  13548
8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 5 10648   4  
9 Delhi 467 46  1411582 73  25069  
10 Goa 873 39  168519 96  3176
11 Gujarat 184 814934 13  10078  
12 Haryana 666 759904 18  9660
13 Himachal Pradesh 2695 61  204173 334  3551
14 Jammu and Kashmir 1229 59  317872 135  4398
15 Jharkhand 236 22  342253 13  5131  
16 Karnataka 22074 449  2871448 1486  37007 28 
17 Kerala 172765 6390  3510909 18542  18743 142 
18 Ladakh 77 20171 207  
19 Lakshadweep 39   10204 51  
20 Madhya Pradesh 94 10  781434 16  10515
21 Maharashtra 65922 1766  6195744 5811  135139 100 
22 Manipur 6270 277  100559 546  1716
23 Meghalaya 3761 305  67164 649  1235
24 Mizoram 9510 326  39656 963  184
25 Nagaland 1153 71  27437 111  605
26 Odisha 9073 365  979407 1167  6953 66 
27 Puducherry 892 37  119634 86  1805  
28 Punjab 557 20  583071 48  16344
29 Rajasthan 180 33  944820 44  8954  
30 Sikkim 2068 127  26297 147  361  
31 Tamil Nadu 20370 88  2535715 1911  34547 28 
32 Telangana 7093 175  641847 577  3845
33 Tripura 1497 41  79164 172  782
34 Uttarakhand 342 38  334893 55  7371
35 Uttar Pradesh 419 20  1685761 36  22785
36 West Bengal 9832 198  1510921 691  18312
Total# 369846 12101  31448754 36830  432079 437 
*(Including foreign Nationals)
**( more than 70% cases due to comorbidities )
#States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation

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