India reports over 7,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours
India today reported a total of 7,240 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 4,31,97,522, the health ministry said.
The daily positivity rate of 1.62% was seen in the past 24 hours, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.91%, the health ministry said.
Active cases of COVID-19 rose to 32,498 and the death toll from Covid rose to 5,24,723 with 8 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to government data.
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Maharashtra recorded 2,813 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the highest in nearly four months, and one death linked to the pandemic, the state health department said.
The number of active cases rose to 11,571.
The state capital, Mumbai, recorded 1,702 infections and the only death during the day.
The daily increase in cases was the highest since February 15, when 2,831 infections were revealed.
Odisha recorded 31 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 12 more than the previous day, with a total of 12,88,576, according to a health department bulletin.
The death toll remained at 9,126 as no new deaths from the infection were reported in the past 24 hours.
So far, fifty-three other coronavirus patients have died from comorbidities, according to the bulletin.
The lack of masks at airports and on flights has been made exploitable again as Covid numbers have started to climb in parts of the country. Civil aviation regulator DGCA said today that passengers who refuse to comply may be disembarked before take-off or treated as unruly passengers. CISF staff will be responsible for enforcing masks.
The new DGCA guidelines came days after the Delhi High Court ordered a hard line against passengers who refuse to comply with Covid safety measures.
The Union Territory of Pondicherry recorded four new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,65,914, a senior health ministry official said today.
There were no deaths in any of the four regions in the past 24 hours ending at 10 a.m. Thursday, Chief Health Officer G Sriramulu said in a statement, adding the death toll remained at 1,962.
The number of active cases stands at 35, he said.
Two patients have recovered in the past 24 hours, he said, adding that the total number of recoveries had risen to 1,63,917.
The Department of Health has so far screened 22,61,418 and found 19,06,229 of them to be negative.
The test positivity rate was 0.46% while the death and cure rates were 1.18% and 98.80% respectively.
The Ministry of Health has so far administered 17,15,932 doses, including 9,68,019 first doses, 7,22,704 second doses and 25,209 booster doses.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ COVID-19 tally rose to 10,053 today as another person tested positive for the infection, according to a health bulletin.
The new infection was detected during contact tracing, he said.
The Union Territory now has six active cases, while 9,918 people have recovered from the disease and 129 patients have succumbed to the infection so far.
The administration has so far tested over 7.42 lakh samples and fully vaccinated 3.40 lakh people.
Maharashtra’s Thane district has reported 440 new cases of COVID-19, taking its tally of infections to 7,12,366, an official said today.
Those new cases were recorded on Wednesday, a sharp increase of more than 100 cases from Tuesday’s tally.
The death toll in the district remained unchanged at 11,895 and the death rate from COVID-19 stood at 1.67 percent, the official said.
India records 7,240 new cases of COVID-19 in past 24 hours
Number of deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours: 8
The number of active Covid cases in India currently stands at 32,498
So far, 194.59 million doses of Covid vaccine have been administered as part of the national vaccination campaign
Active cases stand at 0.08%
Recovery rate currently at 98.71%
3,591 recoveries in the last 24 hours brings total recoveries to 4, 26, 40,301
Daily positivity rate (2.13%)
Weekly positivity rate (1.31%)
85.38 crore total tests completed so far; 3,40,615 tests performed in the last 24 hours
justin: India reports 7,240 new Covid cases in past 24 hours, jumping nearly 40% for second day in a row; daily cases almost double in 48 hours.