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India logs 15,823 new Covid cases, 226 deaths in a day

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India on Wednesday reported 15,823 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours. Total 226 deaths have also been reported in the same time span, pushing the death toll at 4,51,189, the Union Health Ministry said.

The recovery of 22,844 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,33,42,901. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.06 per cent, currently at its highest peak since March 2020.

The active caseload is presently 2,07,653, which is the lowest in 214 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.61 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 13,25,399 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 58.63 crore cumulative tests. While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 1.46 per cent remains less than 3 per cent for the last 110 days now. The daily positivity rate is reported to be 1.19 per cent. The daily positivity rate has remained below 3 per cent for the last 44 days and below 5 per cent for 127 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 50,63,845 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 96.43 crore as per provisional reports till 7 a.m. on Wednesday. This has been achieved through 94,26,400 sessions.

More than 8.43 cr balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered, as per the health ministry report.

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India reports 16,299 new Covid cases, 53 deaths

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 In the last 24 hours, India reported 16,299 new Covid-19 cases and 53 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

With the latest fatalities, the nationwide death toll now stands at 5,26,879.

The active caseload has declined to 1,25,076, accounting for 0.28 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 19,431 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,35,55,041. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.53 per cent.

While the daily positivity rate also declined to 4.58 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.85 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,56,153 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 87.92 crore.

As of Thursday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.29 crore, achieved via 2,75,36,174 sessions

Over 3.96 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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India logs 16,047 fresh Covid cases, 54 deaths

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 India on Wednesday witnessed a rise in Covid cases with 16,047 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, against previous day’s 12,751 count, Union Health Ministry said.

In the same period, 54 more deaths took the nationwide death toll to 5,26,826.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has marginally declined to 1,28,261 cases, accounting for 0.29 per cent of the total positive cases.

The recovery of 19,539 patients took the cumulative tally to 4,35,35,610. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.52 per cent.

Meanwhile, the Daily Positivity rate has also risen to 4.94 per cent, while the Weekly Positivity Rate also stands at 4.90 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,25,081 tests were conducted increasing the overall tally to over 87.88 crore.

As of this morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.03 crore, achieved via 2,74,83,097 sessions

Over 3.96 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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Gujarat: 2 die, many injured as Tazia comes in contact with high-tension power line

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 Two persons died and several others of a Tazia procession were injured after they came in contact with 66 KV live wire in this city of Gujarat early Tuesday.

The injured are undergoing treatment at G G hospital and other private hospitals where the condition of one is stated to be critical.

Jamnagar Deputy Superintendent of Police J.N. Zala told IANS: “The Tazia procession was passing through Dharar nagar-2, when the accident occurred. It was too tall and over head a 66 KV power supply was passing. Though the Tazia organisers were using long bamboos to ensure that Tazia does not come in contact with the live wire, but at one place they failed and Tazia came in contact with the live wire. All those who were close to Tazia or pulling the cart came in contact with the power supply and suffered injuries.”

While two persons died on the spot, around 15 to 20 were injured of which one is stated to be critical.

Two persons who died have been identified as Aasif Malik and Mohammad Vahid. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

Police have registered a case of accidental death.

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