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Fri 16 July 2021:

The number of coronavirus cases in India surpassed 31 million Friday as the country registered nearly 39,000 new infections in the last 24 hours.

According to the Health Ministry, India on Friday, reported 38,949 new cases of COVID-19 and 542 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking its total tally to 3,10,26,829 cases and 4,12,531 deaths, according to a health ministry release.

The active cases have declined to 4,30,422, comprising 1.39 per cent of total infections. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 97.28 per cent. The number of people who’ve recovered from the disease stands at 3,01,83,876. India has so far administered 39.53 crore vaccine doses under the nationwide inoculation drive against COVID-19, according to the Centre.

“India’s active caseload is currently at 430,422. Active cases constitute 1.39% of total cases,” said a statement from the ministry.


There has been an overall decline in cases and deaths in most parts of the country in the ongoing second wave of pandemic. Health experts have warned, however, that people not following COVID-19 guidelines is likely to trigger a spike in cases.

Over 390 million vaccine doses have been administered so far under a nationwide vaccination drive according to official figures. Many Indian cities, however, are reporting a shortage of vaccine supplies.

On Thursday, more than 3.5 million vaccine doses were administered in the country, according to the ministry.

Top Court Asks UP Government To Reconsider Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to reconsider Kanwar Yatra after the Centre said the states must not allow the movement of devotees undertaking the ‘Kanwar yatra’ due to the pandemic situation. The Centre said states should develop a system to make the holy water from Ganga available to the devotees through tankers.

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday that “more dangerous” variants of Covid-19 could tear across the world as global infections soared to half a million daily, largely driven by the virulent Delta strain. “The pandemic is nowhere near finished,” the WHO’s emergency committee said in a statement.

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