Collection of nasal swab for COVID-19 test

India on July 2 reported 17,092 new COVID-19 infections, raising the tally to 4,34,86,326, while the active cases have increased to 1,09,568.

The Union health ministry on July 2 said that the death toll has climbed to 5,25,168 with 29 new fatalities.

The active cases comprise 0.25 per cent of the total COVID-19 infections.

The national COVID-19 recovery rate was 98.54 per cent, the health ministry said.

An increase of 2,379 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.14 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 3.56 per cent, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,28,51,590. The case fatality rate was 1.21 per cent.

According to the ministry, 197.84 crore doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide inoculation drive.

The 29 new fatalities included 15 from Kerala, four from Maharashtra, three from Delhi, two from Punjab and one each from Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajasthan, the data stated.

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