36,083 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 6.6% Lower Than Yesterday


India Covid-19 Update: Active cases constitute 1.20% of total cases, the lowest since March 2020.

India’s Covid chart continued to show improvement today, with the country recording 36,083 cases, a marginal drop from yesterday. About 493 deaths were recorded during the period, according to the Health Ministry.

  1. Kerala contributed 19,451 cases to the country’s daily numbers. The southern state has been contributing to more than 50 per cent of new infections in the country. Kerala has a test positivity rate of 13.97 per cent.

  2. Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in the country, reported 5,787 new infections and 179 fatalities in 24 hours. Five deaths, including one from Mumbai, have been reported from the state so far.

  3. Only those who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus or have a negative RT-PCR test report will be allowed to enter Punjab from Monday, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has said. The state’s total case tally is nearly six lakh.

  4. Meanwhile, Delhi reported 50 new COVID-19 cases and one death due to the disease in the last 24 hours. The total cumulative cases reported in the city have gone up to 14,37,038 including 478 active cases.

  5. Assam reported 11 more virus-related deaths, which took the total fatalities to 5,482, according to a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission. The coronavirus caseload in the northeastern state mounted 5,79,488 as 755 more people tested positive for the infection, it said.

  6. India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has reached 54.38 crore with 52 lakh vaccine doses administered till Saturday evening.

  7. The daily positivity rate remains less than 3 per cent for the last 20 days and is presently at 2 per cent. Active cases constitute 1.20% of total cases, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands 97.46 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.

  8. Around 2.6 lakh people or 0.048 per cent of those vaccinated have tested positive for COVID-19 after getting at least one dose of a vaccine, according to the Health Ministry. All three Covid vaccines in India – Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V – seemed to provide similar levels of protection from ‘breakthrough infections’, sources told NDTV.

  9. Covid cases in India had crossed 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases on May 4 and three crore cases on June 23.

  10. Coronavirus cases worldwide have surpassed the 200 million-mark. Cases are rising in about one-third of the world’s countries, many of which have not even given half their population a first dose.

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