Health News, National, New Delhi, August 3:-India on Tuesday (August 3 ) recorded 30,549 new coronavirus infections that pushed its tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,17,26,507 while the number of deaths climbed to 4,25,195 with 422 deaths in the last 24 hours, the data from Union Healthg ministry that was updated at 8 am showed.
The active cases have increased to 4,04,958 and comprise 1.28 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate is 97.38 per cent, it stated.
The daily positivity rate is 1.85 per cent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.39 per cent, the ministry data stated.
As many as 13 states/UT have witnessed a surge in Coronavirus infections last week. Kerala once acknowledged for its Covid management globally, has now become a national concern. The southern state has been reporting half of India’s new Covid-19 cases for the past few days. Last week, Kerala reported 1.4 lakh new Covid-19 cases (highest in India), around 20,000 more than the previous week. (NAV, Inputs: Agencies)