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New Delhi : India logged 42,766 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, slightly up from 42,618 cases on September 4, 2021, taking the tally of cases recorded so far in the country to 3,29,88,673 at 8 am on September 5, 2021. Less than 50,000 Daily New Cases has been  reported in the country for 70 consecutive days now.

On the other hand, a total of 38,091 Covid-19 patients were declared cured / discharged in the country in last 24 hours, up from 36,385  recoveries on September 4, taking the tally to 3,21,38,092 on September 5, 2021, with the recovery rate (RR) dropping to 97.42% from 97.43% on September 4, 2021.

The Active Caseload was 4,10,048 in the country on September 5, 2021, an increase of 4,367 cases in last 24 hours. Active cases accounted for 1.24% of the country’s total Positive Cases on September 5, according to Union Health Ministry figure.

In a significant achievement, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crossed 68 Crore landmark on September 4, 2021. With the administration of 71,61,760 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage  surpassed the cumulative figure of 68.46 crore (68,46,69,521) as per provisional reports till 7 am on September 5, 2021. This has been achieved through 71,39,683 sessions.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 17,47,476 sample tests being conducted in the country. India has so far conducted over 53 crore (53,00,58,218) cumulative tests.

The Weekly Positivity Rate at 2.62% remains less than 3% for the last 72 days now. The Daily Positivity rate was 2.45% on September 5, 2021. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 5% for 90 consecutive days now.

India registered 308 new deaths due to Covid-19 in last 24 hours taking the toll to 4,40,533 in the country on September 5, 2021.