COVID-19: India witnesses slight spike in the coronavirus cases, daily positivity rate at 1.57% - Check guidelines to follow during festivals
As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country recorded 22,431 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
COVID-19 Cororavirus Cases India: India records more than 20,000 coronavirus cases once again. As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country recorded 22,431 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
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As per the data from the MoHFW, India's active cases account for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.72 per cent which is the lowest since March 2020. The weekly positivity rate is 1.68 per cent which is less than 3 per cent for the last 104 days. Also, the daily positivity rate is 1.57 per cent which is less than 3 per cent for the last 38 days.
As per as COVID-19 vaccination is concerned, India has administered 92.63 crore vaccination doses so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
As the festive season is approaching, the people must abide by the COVID-19 SOPs to prevent the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases. Last week, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has written to the Chief Secretaries of all the states and union territories on COVID-19 safe behaviour during the upcoming festivals. In his letter, Bhalla wrote, "There should be focus on the five-fold strategy, i.e., Test-Track-Treat-Vaccination and adherence to COVID Appropriate Behaviour to safely navigate through the festive season to avoid the possibility of surge in COVID-19 cases."
Also, the Union Home Ministry has also issued a notification to the states and the union territories instructing them to implement 'Prompt and Effective Measures' specified in a September 21 advisory issued in view of festivals.
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.
The MoHFW also stated that there has been 24,602 recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the total Recoveries to 3,32,00,258.
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