COVID-19 Cases Today: India witnesses a dip in number of coronavirus cases, achieves this milestone in vaccination - Check details
India has registered less than 20,000 cases after 201 days. Over the last 24 hours, India has registered 18,795 new coronavirus cases.
COVID-19 Cases News: According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India has registered less than 20,000 cases after 201 days. Over the last 24 hours, India has registered 18,795 new coronavirus cases.
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Another milestone has also been achieved. In the last 24 hours, more than one crore vaccine doses have been administered under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, as per the MoHFW. Till now, 87.07 crore vaccine doses have been administered under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
Currently, India's active caseload stands at 2,92,206 which is the lowest in 192 days. The recovery rate in the country currently stands at 97.81 per cent which is the highest since March 2020.
In the last 24 hours, 26,030 recoveries have been reported taking the total number of recoveries to 3,29,58,002.
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.
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