India registered 10,302 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, seven per cent less than the number of infections recorded the previous day, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Saturday.
In the meantime, 276 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, pushing the total fatalities to 4,65,349.
The daily rise in the new infections has been below 20,000 for 43 days in a row and less than 50,000 for 146 consecutive days.
Of these fatalities, Kerala reported 204 deaths, followed by 15 in Maharashtra, nine in West Bengal, 13 in Tamil Nadu, four in Karnataka and three each in Punjab and Odisha, two each in Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Puducherry, and one each in Assam, Gujarat, Sikkim, Rajasthan and Telangana.
The total number of active cases in the country stands at 1,24,868 — the lowest in 531 days.
Chennai and Coimbatore accounted for the majority of new infections with 120 and 119 cases, respectively.
The daily positivity rate is 0.96, less than two per cent for the last 47 days. The weekly positivity rate was 0.93 per cent. It has been below two per cent for the last 57 days.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 3,39,09,708 while the case fatality rate was 1.35 per cent.
On the vaccination front, 51,59,931 people have been administered the vaccine in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall beneficiaries to 1,15,79,69,274.
On Friday, India administered 46,31,286 doses of vaccines.
India reports 6,822 new Covid cases, lowest in 558 days
In the last 24 hours, India registered 6,822 new coronavirus cases, the lowest single-day spike in 558 days, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.
Also in the same period, 220 people succumbed to the virus, which increased the overall nationwide death toll to 4,73,757.
The recovery of 10,004 patients has increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,79,612. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.36 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
India’s active caseload presently stands at 95,014, which is also lowest in the last 554 days. Active cases account for 0.27 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.
Meanwhile, the country conducted a total of 10,79,384 tests in the last 24 hours, which increased the overall number to over 64.94 crore.
The weekly positivity rate at 0.78 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 23 days now.
The daily positivity rate at 0.63 per cent has also remained below 2 per cent for last 64 days and less than 3 per cent for 99 consecutive days now.
With the administration of 79,39,038 vaccine doses, India’s Covid inoculation coverage has reached 128.76 crore as of Tuesday morning.
This has been achieved through 1,34,23,668 sessions.
More than 20.13 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered.
Maha reports Omicron cases for 3rd day running, tally now 10
For the third consecutive day, Maharashtra reported cases of Covid-19 variant Omicron, with two more in Mumbai taking the state’s tally to 10, health officials said on Monday.
A 37-year-old man who arrived here from South Africa’s Johannesburg on November 25 has tested positive and also his 36-year-old friend who landed in Mumbai from the US on the same day.
Both patients have not shown symptoms and are admitted to the BMC’s Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri east.
The two patients have taken jabs of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.
Additionally, five high-risk and 315 low-risk contacts of both the men have also been traced and further tracking is underway.
The development followed 7 persons testing Omicron positive on Sunday, including a Nigerian woman, 44, of Indian origin,, and her two daughters arriving in Pune from Lagos, and a man coming here after a visit to Finland.
Even the 45-year old brother of the 44-year old woman and his two children were infected and tested positive for Omicron, and all seven are under treatment at a hospital in Pimpri-Chinchwad.
The health authorities have traced another 13 close contacts of the three Nigerian women and surveillance of people arriving by flights from the ‘high risk’ or ‘at risk’ nations to Mumbai, Pune, and Nagpur has been intensified.
On December 4, the state’s first Omicron patient was confirmed in Thane when a 33-year-old man arrived from Capetown via Dubai and New Delhi to Mumbai, tested positive. He is undergoing treatment at a Covid Centre in Kalyan-Dombivali.
Of the total 34,700 passengers who arrived including 6,263 from the risk nations, 6,898 have undergone RT-PCR tests, and reports of 11 who tested positive have been sent for genomic sequencing, said the Health Department.
India reports 8,306 new Covid cases, 211 deaths
In the past 24 hours, India registered 8,306 new coronavirus cases and 211 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its latest update on Monday.
With the addition of the new fatalities, the nationwide death toll has climbed to 4,73,537.
The recovery of 8,834 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,69,608. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.35 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
India’s active caseload presently stands at 98,416 and active cases account for 0.28 per cent of the country’s total positive Cases, which is also the lowest since March 2020.
Also in the same period, a total of 8,86,263 tests were conducted across the country, taking the cumulative total to 64.82 crore.
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.78 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 22 days now.
The daily positivity rate stands at 0.94 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 63 days and less than 3 per cent for 98 consecutive days now.
With the administration of 24,55,911 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid inoculation coverage has reached 127.93 crore as of Monday morning.
This has been achieved through 1,32,86,429 sessions.
More than 21 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the Health Ministry.
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