New Delhi: India reported 43,733 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, quite higher than Tuesday’s 34,703, and added 930 deaths. Over 4.4 lakh deaths have been recorded in the country since the pandemic began early last year.
Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India:
- Active Covid cases have declined to 4.59 lakh in India – the infections are going down each day. Active cases constitute 1.5 per cent of total infections.
- Over 47,000 patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking total recoveries so far to over 2.97 crore. Daily recoveries continue to outnumber the new infections for the 55th consecutive day.
- The recovery rate has now increased to 97.18 per cent. The daily positivity rate is at 2.29 per cent – less than 3 per cent for 16 straight days in a major sign of relief. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Covid positivity rate below 5 per cent to be within the safe zone.
- Kerala recorded 14,373 new cases on Tuesday, a steady increase in infections in the state. There are over 1 lakh active cases in the state, second only to Maharashtra.
- Over 36 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. The total doses administered in the country has exceeded 36.13 crore so far, the health ministry said.
- The government aims to vaccinate all adults by the end of this year. So far, four vaccines – Covishield, Covaxin, Russia’s Sputnik V and Moderna – have been cleared for use in the country.
- Over 2 crore unutilised vaccine doses are still available with states, Union Territories and private hospitals to be administered, the health ministry has said.
- Delhi recorded 79 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and only four fatalities, according to a health bulletin. The death count in the national capital has crossed 25,00 as the city continues to report less than 100 cases for six days in a row.
- Several markets in Delhi have been shut again due to violation of Covid norms soon after they reopened as the city started a gradual unlock process. More restrictions have been eased from Monday with stadiums and sports complexes reopening.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered CoWIN, India’s technological platform spearheading its COVID-19 vaccination drive, as a “digital public good” to the world, saying it will be available for use by all countries.
News Source: NDTV News