New Delhi: India detailed 39,070 new COVID- 19 cases and 491 related deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported on Sunday (August 8, 2021). The country now has logged a total of 3.19 crore coronavirus diseases and has witnessed 4,27,862 mortalities.
India’s active count now reached 4,06,822 and constitutes 1.27% of the country’s total confirmed cases. The Health Ministry revealed that a total of 17,22,221 COVID-19 tests were held in the last 24 hours and India has so far done over 48 crore trials. The national weekly positivity rate now stands at 2.38%, whereas, the daily positivity rate is at 2.27%.
The UK government has now marked India from the ‘red’ to the ‘amber’ list because of the low number of COVID-19 cases in the nation. India which improved over four lakh COVID-19 cases during the second wave in April and May has now been seeing less than 50,000 daily new viruses for 42 consecutive days.
The step has come as a relaxation for the Indian exodus who had been demanding the easing of travel norms between India and Britain.