India Reports Over 38,000 Fresh Cases, 499 Fatalities in Last 24 Hours

India logged 38,164 fresh coronavirus cases, 7.2% lower than yesterday, and 499 deaths in last 24 hours, the lowest in around 104 days, according to the Health Ministry. The country has logged 3.11 crore cases so far and 4.14 lakh deaths.

Meanwhile, 38,660 patients recovered and the vaccination tally reached 40,64,81,493 during the same period.

As India is bracing for an imminent third wave of Covid-19, the Centre has geared up to build a 30-day buffer stock or inventory of essential Covid-19 medicines like Remdesivir and Favipiravir. Apart from the life-saving drugs, the government is also restocking common drugs and supplements like paracetamol, antibiotics, and vitamins.