Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Updates, Covid August 19 Latest News: From Wednesday’s 35,178, India saw a jump of nearly 4 per cent in daily caseload to 36,401 today. The number of Covid fatalities also breached the 500-mark with 530 new corona deaths registered across the country in the last 24 hours, the health bulletin said. The good news is that the R-factor value has gone down below 1. This means that the rate of virus transmission has declined. In terms of recovery rate, the latest government data says that India’s current recovery rate stands at 97.53 per cent, which is the highest since March last year. The Covid recoveries outnumbered the new corona infections. The health bulletin says that 39,157 people were cured of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
Another significant number is the ICMR’s new milestone. The latest updates say that the ICMR has achieved a new figure in terms of total tests conducted in the country. The ICMR has conducted 50 crore Covid tests since the pandemic began, the bulletin says. In terms of daily vaccination, the CoWin data says that 56,36,336 people were vaccinated against the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. This is the second consecutive day when the daily Covid jabs have crossed the 50 lakh mark.
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