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Coronavirus India Update: Infections Spike Again With 44,643 New Covid-19 Cases

The number of outpatients has also dropped from 41,726 recoveries to 41,096 recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 3,10,15,844 outpatients.

A health worker shifts a Covid-19 patient on a wheel chair for examinaion at a State Government run Covid hospital in Kolkata, on Aug 3, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
New Delhi: India on Friday reported 44,643 new Covid-19 cases spike from 42,982 reported a day earlier. The cases shot up by 1,661 cases as compared to Thursday. The number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours went down to 463 deaths down from the previous day’s tally of 533 mortalities. This was the seventh day in a row that deaths remained under the 600-mark.

India is seeing a surge in cases after new infections had dipped below 30,000 daily cases after 132 days on July 27.

However, the number of outpatients dropped from 41,726 recoveries to 41,096 recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 3,10,15,844 outpatients.

With these additions, the total number of cases reported since the start of the pandemic has risen to 3,18,12,114 while the death toll stands at 4,26,754.

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Active cases in the country have increased from 3,18,12,114 on Thursday to 4,14,159 cases on Friday. India has so far has administered 49,53,27,595 doses so far since January 16, 2021.

47,48,93,363 samples have been tested so far since the start of the pandemic last year, said the India Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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Out of this, 16,64,030 were tested in the past 24 hours alone.

The new infections had stayed above 200,000-mark since April 15. The new cases have been increasing at an alarming pace since the country broke the one lakh case barrier on April 4 when it reported 1,03,558 new Covid-19 cases.

Within a fortnight, the numbers doubled, which sounded alarm bells throughout the country as medical infrastructure, doctors and patients grappled with resource crunch. India had crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4.

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