India logged 33,376 new Covid-19 cases and 308 fatalities in the last 24 hours, which increased the overall infection tally and death toll to 3,32,08,330 and 4,42,317, respectively, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s (MoHFW) latest data revealed on Saturday.
According to the data, currently there are 3,91,516 active cases which constitutes 1.8 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate stands at 97.49 per cent with 3,23,74,497 people having recuperated from the disease till Saturday.
With 25,010 people testing positive for the virus and 177 deaths, Kerala remains the worst-affected state, followed by Maharashtra which recorded 4,154 new cases and 44 fatalities.
Meanwhile, 54,01,96,989 samples have been tested up to Friday with 15,92,135 samples being tested in the last 24 hours, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) tweeted.
On the vaccination front, nearly 73 crore vaccines have been administered across the country, the Ministry said on Friday.
Around 58 per cent of the country’s adult population has received the first dose while close to 18 per cent have been fully inoculated.
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the Covid-19 situation and progress of the vaccination drive in the country.
“In a few geographies, districts with high test positivity as well as the week-on-week test positivity rate in the country”, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.
“It was discussed that across the world there are countries where the number of active Covid cases continues to remain high. In India too, the figures from states like Maharahstra and Kerala indicate that there can be no room for complacency,” the statement added.
The Prime Minister also underscored the need to pace up the entire process to ensure increased oxygen availability, including oxygen concentrators, cylinders and PSA plants.
Meanwhile, experts are worried that festive season can play a huge role in increasing infection cases and thereby cautioning masses against mass gathering, urging them to continue following Covid-19 guidelines.
India logs 13058 new Covid cases, 164 deaths
India reported 13,058 new Covid cases on Tuesday, the lowest in 231 days, and 164 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Health Ministry data.
With the new fatalities, the overall death toll has increased to 4,52,454.
The recovery of 19,470 patients in the same period has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,34,58,801.
India’s recovery rate stands at 98.14 per cent, currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
The active caseload presently is 1,83,118, lowest since March 2020, which constitute 0.54 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. In the last 24 hours, a total of 11,81,314 tests were conducted. India has conducted over 59.31 crore cumulative tests so far.
While the testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 1.36 per cent remains less than 3 per cent for the last 116 days.
The daily positivity rate has been reported to be 1.11 per cent. It has remained below 3 per cent in the past 50 days and below 5 per cent in the last 133 days.
With the administration of 87,41,160 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 98.67 crore as per provisional reports.
This has been achieved through 97,44,653 sessions.
According to the Health Ministry, more than 10.42 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.
Rail roko: Train services disrupted at 130 places
Train services were disrupted at 130 places as farmers sat on railway tracks following a call given by Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) demanding arrest and resignation of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Misra Teni in connection with the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The minister’s son, Ashish Misra, is a prime accused in the case.
In the Northern Railways network, as many as 50 trains were affected.
In North-West region, rail traffic was affected in Bhiwani-Rewari, Sirsa-Rewari, Loharu-Hisar, Suratgarh-Bathinda, Sirsa-Bathinda, Hanumangarh-Bathinda, Rohtak-Bhiwani, Rewari-Sadulpur and Sri Ganganagar-Rewari sectors.
As per Shashi Kiran, chief PRO of North West Railways, train number 04781 (Bathinda-Rewari Special) and train number 04573 (Sirsa-Ludhiana) were cancelled.
Trains which were partially cancelled were — Train number 04734 (Sri Ganganagar-Rewari special) which departed from Sri Ganganagar will terminate at Bhiwani and train number 04733 (Rewari Sri Ganganagar Special) will start from Bhiwani instead of Sri Ganganagar and Train number 09807 Kota-Hisar special departed from Kota to terminate at Sadulpur.
Train number 09808, Hisar-Kota special departed from Sadulpur instead of Hisar.
Train number 04782 Rewri-Bathinda special departed from Rewari to terminate at Kosli.
Train number 09791 Jaipur-Hisar special departed from Jaipur till Rewari.
Train Number 09792, Hisar-Jaipur special departed from Rewari instead of Hisar.
Train Number 09749 Suratgarh-Bathinda Special departed from Suratgarh and terminated at Hanumangarh.
Train number 09750 Bathinda-Suratgarh special departed from Hanumangarh instead of Bathinda.
Train number 04572, Dhuri-Sirsa special, which departed from Dhuri will terminate at Kotli station.
Train number 04729, Rewari-Fazilka special which departed from Rewari was operated till Sirsa.
Train Number 04574, Ludhiana-Bhiwani special, which started from Ludhina to terminate at Hisar.
India logs 13596 new Covid cases, lowest in 230 days
In the last 24 hours, India registered 13,596 new Covid-19 cases, which was the lowest single-day spike in 230 days, according to the Union Health Ministry’s latest update on Monday.
In the same period, there were 166 new fatalities, which increased the overall death toll to 4,52,290.
The recovery of 19,582 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,34,39,331.
Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.12 per cent, which currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
The active caseload has fallen below 2 lakh mark and is presently at 1,89,694, which is lowest in 221 days.
The active cases presently constitute 0.56 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 9,89,493 tests being conducted.
India has so far conducted over 59.19 crore cumulative tests.
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 1.37 per cent has remained less than 3 per cent for the last 115 days now.
The daily positivity rate at 1.37 per cent has also remained below 3 per cent for 49 days and less than 5 per cent for 132 consecutive days.
With the administration of 12,05,162 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 inoculation coverage has exceeded 97.79 crore. This has been achieved through 96,88,300 sessions.
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