COVID-19 Cases News Today: India records less than 20,000 cases in last 24 hours
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country has recorded 18,870 new cases in the last 24 hours.
COVID-19 Update: India has recorded less than 20,000 new coronavirus cases yet again. According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country has recorded 18,870 new cases in the last 24 hours.
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At present, India's active caseload stands at 2,82,520 which is the lowest in 194 days. Currently, India's active cases account for 0.84 per cent of the cases which is the lowest since March 2020. The recovery rate is highest at present which is 97.83 per cent.
India saw a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases earlier this year due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the number of cases are decreasing but there is still the anticipation of the third wave among the minds of the people.
According to an ANI report, Dr Sekhar C Mande, Director General, CSIR said, "We have been able to get a large population vaccinated with the first dose and even with the second dose. Our vaccines do prevent the disease to a large extent. If tested positive after being jabbed, the severity of COVID-19 is also reduced. Even if the third wave comes, then the intensity will be low and much less compared to the second wave."
The ANI also reported that Mahindra Agarwal, Professor at IIT Kanpur had said that the emergence of another wave depends on the emergence of a more infectious strain.
It has to be noted that insurance regulator IRDAI ordered renewal and purchase of corona special policy for the next six months, that is, till March 31, 2022. The IRDAI had ordered the launch of special Corona Kavach Policy last year to provide relief to the common man, but the renewal of the policy was only till September 30, 2021. Now, the IRDAI had ordered renewal for another six months due to the anticipation of COVID-19 3rd wave.
As per the data from the MoHFW, a total number of 87.66 crore vaccine doses have been administered under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
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