COVID-19: India registered 14,306 new coronavirus cases and 443 deaths in the last 24 hours, active cases lowest in 239 days
As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India has recorded 14,306 new coronavirus cases and 443 deaths in the last 24 hours.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Cases India: As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India has recorded 14,306 new coronavirus cases and 443 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The MoHFW also informs that the recovery rate in the country currently stands at 98.18 per cent which is the highest since March 2020. Over the last 24 hours, 18,762 recoveries have been reported taking the total number of recoveries to 3,35,67,367.
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India has administered 102.27 crore vaccine doses under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. At present, India's active caseload stands at 1,67,695 which is the lowest in 239 days. The active cases account for less than 1 per cent of the cases and currently stands at 0.49 per cent which is the lowest since March 2020.
It has to be noted that India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 2.
According to an earlier report by ANI, 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.
Currently, the weekly positivity rate stands at 1.24 per cent which is less than 2 per cent for the last 31 days and the daily positivity rate is 1.43 per cent which is less than 2 per cent for the last 21 days.
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