India Reports 42,015 New COVID-19 Cases, 3,998 Deaths

A day after India recorded the lowest COVID-19 cases in 125 days, the country saw a slight rise in the last 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday (July 21, 2021) morning, India recorded 42,015 new coronavirus infections.

India’s active caseload now stands at 4,07,170 and constitutes 1.30% of the total cases. The weekly positivity rate is currently at 2.09%, whereas, the daily positivity rate is at 2.27%.

The Union Health Ministry also informed that there were 3,998 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, of which, 3,656 is the backlog of Maharashtra. With this, the total number of cases has increased to 3,12,16,337, of which, 3,03,90,687 have recovered and 4,18,480 have lost their lives. On the other hand, India has so far administered 41.54 crore vaccine doses.