India recorded 40,120 new covid-19 infections in the 24 hours ending 8 am Friday, taking the country’s tally to over 3.21 crore.
Meanwhile, no death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Delhi on Thursday, the second consecutive day when the daily fatality count was nil, while 49 fresh cases were reported with a positivity rate of 0.07 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. This is the eight time, since the starting of the second wave of the pandemic in the national capital, that zero fatality has been logged in a day, The Indian Express reported.
In another development, Mumbai has recorded its first death due to the Delta Plus variant with a 63-year-old woman in Ghatkopar succumbing to it in July. This is the second death reported in Maharashtra due to the Delta Plus variant. The first was an 80-year-old woman from Ratnagiri, who succumbed on June 13. Delta Plus is a mutation of the highly transmissible Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2 (B.1.617.2).