Coronavirus Third Wave India Live Update, Coronavirus Statistics India August 1 Live News: As the threat of a third wave looms large, India reported 41,831 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, slightly more than Saturday’s count, according to data from the Union Health Ministry data on Sunday. As many as 541 deaths linked to Coronavirus complications have been reported, while 39,258 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The national recovery rate is currently at 97.36%. Registering an increase for the fifth consecutive day, active Covid-19 cases in India have climbed to 4,10,952 and now comprises 1.30% of the total infections.
Kerala continues to report half of the total caseload in the country; because of the fresh surge, the Kerala government imposed a complete lockdown during the weekend. Kerala has the highest number of districts (14), with a positivity rate of over 10%. The government on Saturday said 46 communities spread across ten states have a positivity rate of over 10%. Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan yesterday reviewed the Covid-19 situation in 10 states that has been witnessing an increasing trend in daily Covid cases; he urged these states to impose stricter restrictions in districts with a positivity rate above 10% to prevent/curtail the movement of people and formation of crowds to limit coronavirus ifections. The ten reviewed states were North-Eastern states, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, and Southern states of Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha in the east.