India Adds 3,962 Fresh Infections in a Single Day

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  • Daily positivity rate stood at 0.89 per cent
  • Sharp rise in active infections.
  • Centre writes to states instructs them to follow a risk assessment-based approach on the public health responses.

New Delhi: India recorded 3,962 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate at 98.73 per cent accounted for 2,697 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,26,25,454. The daily positivity rate stood at 0.89 per cent.

The number of active cases stood at 22,416 accounting for 0.05 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a rise of 1239 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.22 per cent recorded 26 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 5,24,677.

Concerned over the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the centre has written to five states that are “reporting a higher contribution to India’s cases”. The states that the centre believes possibly have a localised spread of the infection include Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka. “There is a need to follow a risk assessment-based approach on the public health responses without losing the gains made so far in the fight against the pandemic … It is essential that the state must maintain a strict watch and take pre-emptive action if required to control any emerging spread of infection,” Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote.

With the administration of 11.67 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 193.96 crore, according to the Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare.

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