India logs 20,551 new Covid cases in last 24 hours

By Shefali Kohli -- August 05, 2022 1:06 pm -- Updated:August 05, 2022 1:06 pm

New Delhi [India], August 5: As per the data by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India recorded 20,551 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

The ministry also informed that the India’s active caseload stands at 1,35,364.

India's covid cases surpass 3,000-mark

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As per the data, so far 21,595 people were recovered from Covid taking the total number of recoveries to 4,34,45,624.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate is currently at 98.50 per cent.

In an update about Covid-19 tests a total of 4,00,110 tests were conducted in last 24 hours.

As per the data, the daily positivity and weekly rate is 5.14 and 6.14 percent respectively.

The Government of India, informed the Ministry that so far more than 196.86 crore vaccination doses have been provided to States/UTs.

India administered 205.59 crore vaccines doses which also includes second doses and precaution dose.

Meanwhile, as COVID cases showed a rising trend across the country, an expert on Thursday said the majority of cases have mild symptoms.

Senior Pulmonologist at Apollo Hospital in Delhi, Dr Nikhil Modi said the COVID cases are definitely rising but symptoms are mild.

Dr Nikhil Modi said, "The COVID cases are definitely on the rise, Delhi also reported more than 2000 cases yesterday. But most of the patients are having very mild symptoms.”

A senior consultant at Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Dr Dhiren Gupta said people who don't get tested themselves timely and don't follow COVID-appropriate behaviour land up with trouble.


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He said that, "Some of the people don't follow COVID appropriate behaviour, people get them tested only when they land up in trouble," Dr Gupta said."The reasons for rising COVID numbers are reckless behaviour of people and not wearing masks. The changes in the weather also can be a reason.”

-PTC News

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