New Delhi: India recorded 38,079 new COVID-19 cases, which took the infection tally to 3,10,64,908, while the death toll reached 4,13,091 with 560 more fatalities, the Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday (July 17, 2021). India’s active coronavirus cases have now increased to 4,24,025.
The Union health ministry said that active COVID-19 cases have decreased by 6,397 in a span of 24 hours. The weekly positivity rate stands at 2.10 percent. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.91 percent and it has been less than three percent for 26 consecutive days, the ministry said.
The total number of samples tested up to 16th July is 44,20,21,954 including 19,98,715 samples tested yesterday, revealed the Indian Council of Medical Research on Saturday.