New Delhi: India saw a drastic decline in the daily number of COVID-19 cases and recorded 30,549 new infections after seven days, as per the data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday (August 3, 2021) morning. The Health Ministry also informed that the country reported 422 coronavirus-related deaths and 38,887 recoveries in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases has increased to 3,17,26,507, whereas, the death toll stands at 4,25,195
India’s active COVID-19 count has now dropped to 4,04,958, as compared to 4,13,718 on Monday.
This is to be noted that India had recorded more than 40,000 new cases for the past six consecutive days and on Monday, the country had registered 40,134 fresh infections.
India on July 27 had witnessed less than 30,000 new COVID-19 cases, which was the lowest single-day rise after 132 days but registered 43,654 cases on July 28, the highest in over three weeks.
The country has so far conducted 47.12 crore tests and the weekly positivity rate is currently at 2.39%, while the daily positivity rate stands at 1.85%.