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India registered 5,439 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, informed the Union ministry of health and family welfare on August 30.

India’s active caseload currently stands at 65,732 while active cases stand at 0.15 per cent and the recovery rate at 98.66 per cent.

In the last 24 hours, 22,031 people recovered from COVID-19, increasing total recoveries to 4,38,25024 while 5,439 new cases were recorded.

A total of 212.17 crore total doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in India so far under the nationwide vaccination drive while 26,36,224 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

The daily Positivity rate stands at 1.70 per cent while the weekly positivity rate stands at 2.64 per cent.

A total of 88.55 crore tests have been conducted so far while 3,20,418 were conducted in the last 24 hours.

President of the United Nations general assembly Abdulla Shahid on August 29 lauded Indian assistance to the Maldives during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the “travel bubble” which saved the island’s economy.

He also highlighted India’s role in giving COVID-19 vaccines to least developed and smaller countries.

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