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India Reports Sharpest Dip in Weekly Cases in Over 2 Months With 13.6%; Recovery Rate Stands at 97.57%

Beneficiaries wait in a queue to receive Covid-19 vaccine dose, at a vaccination centre in Mumbai. (File photo: PTI)

Beneficiaries wait in a queue to receive Covid-19 vaccine dose, at a vaccination centre in Mumbai. (File photo: PTI)

The total active cases of Covid-19 in India have now declined to 3,53,398 the lowest in 152 days news desk

India witnessed its sharpest decline in weekly Covid-19 cases in nearly two months with infections declining by 13.6% in the last week despite testing being at its peak during this period due to festivals.

As per reports, the country reported just over 2.2 lakh fresh cases between August 16-22, down from 2,55,819 in the previous seven days. This was the first double-digit fall in weekly cases since June 28 to July 4 week, when the number had dipped by 11.4%.

India recorded 30,948 Covid cases and 403 deaths in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday, the country saw a total of 38,487 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.57 percent and total recoveries to 3,16,36,469.

The total active cases of Covid-19 in India have now declined to 3,53,398 the lowest in 152 days while the total death toll in the country now stands at 4,34,367.

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Meanwhile, the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said that the results of ongoing research for the development of Covid-19 vaccines for children may arrive next month and the antidote may be launched “very soon".

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first published:August 23, 2021, 08:00 IST