Covid-19 in India: India records 41,195 cases, an increase from yesterday, and 490 deaths

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Covid-19 in India: The number of active cases dropped to 387,987 and now stands at 1.21% of the total caseload.

Covid-19 in India: India records 41,195 cases, an increase from yesterday, and 490 deaths
Devotees pay obeisance outside Lord Vithal-Rukmini Temple on the occasion of Ashadi Ekadashi as temples are still closed following Covid-19 protocols, at Dadar in Mumbai, (file Photo Source: Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 in India rose to 32,077,706 on Thursday after 41,195 people were diagnosed with the virus in the last 24 hours. This number has increased significantly from 38,353 cases yesterday. According to data released by the Union Ministry of Health, the daily death toll has risen to 490 from Covid-19.
The death toll now stands at 429,669.

The number of active cases dropped to 387,987 and now stands at 1.21% of the total caseload. As of Thursday, 31,260,050 people had recovered, data from the Ministry of Health also showed.

In a significant success, India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccine coverage crossed the 520 million (523,253,450) milestone.

The total is more than 25,000 days across the country as some states in the country are reporting an increase in the average number of cases on a daily basis. Although the numbers are below record levels, the government is still careful not to disappoint the guards.

Experts predict a third wave in the country by the end of August. The recent increase in cases has largely led to the highlight transmissible mutation of the Covid-19, Delta variant.
On Wednesday, the head of the Oxford Vaccine Group in the UK said that the highly transmissible delta variant of Covid-19 would provide herd immunity, making it difficult for most of the country’s population to gain immunity from the virus.

Professor Andrew Pollard, who led the team behind the Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine, said there was a possibility of another more transmissible variant being feared, so there was nothing that could completely prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

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