According to the Union Health Ministry, India witnessed a single-day rise of 44,111 new coronavirus infections, raising its tally to 3,05,02,362, while the death toll climbed to 4,01,050, with 738 new deaths, the lowest in the last 86 days as of Saturday, 3rd July.
The active COVID-19 cases — 4,95,533 — were recorded below 5 lakh after more than 3 months and comprised 1.62% of the total cases. The nation's COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 97.06%, as per the data updated at 8 am by the Union Health Ministry.
A drastic decline of 14,104 infections has been recorded in active COVID-19 cases in the span of the last 24 hours, as per union Union Health Ministry data. In addition, 18,76,036 tests were conducted on Thursday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 41,64,16,463.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.35%. It has been less than 5% for 26 consecutive days, a report from the ministry stated. The weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.50%, it added.
Recoveries have continued to surpass day-to-day fresh COVID-19 cases for the 51st consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has risen to 2,96,05,779, while the coronavirus fatality rate stands at 1.31 percent. Total vaccine doses administered so far have reached 34.46 crores under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive
India reports 44,111 new #COVID19 cases, 57,477 recoveries, and 738 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.— ANI (@ANI) July 3, 2021
Total cases: 3,05,02,362
Total recoveries: 2,96,05,779
Active cases: 4,95,533
Death toll: 4,01,050
Total Vaccination: 34,46,11,291 pic.twitter.com/Gm7PcjWXSm
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh cases on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. The country crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore cases on May 4 and 3 crore on June 23, as reported by the Ministry.