India Adds 66 New Coronavirus Infections in a Single Day

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday added 66 new coronavirus infections-the lowest since March 26, 2020, the Union Ministry said. The active cases comprising of 0.01 percent reported a decline to 1,775. The total tally of COVID-19 cases was recorded at 4.46 crore (4,46,82,785).

The daily positivity rate stood at 0.05 percent while the weekly positivity rate was pegged at 0.07 percent.

The recovery rate stood at 98.81 percent. The cumulative recuperations surged to 4,41,50,289 while the death toll stood at 5,30,740.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, so far 220.48 crore doses of COVID vaccines have been registered under the nationwide vaccination drive.

According to WHO, coronavirus remains a global health emergency, but it acknowledged the pandemic is at a “transition point.” In a statement released on Monday, WHO’s advisory committee said it urged WHO to propose “alternative mechanisms to maintain the global and national focus on COVID-19 after the PHEIC is terminated.”

“Achieving higher levels of population immunity globally, either through infection and/or vaccination, may limit the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on morbidity and mortality, but there is little doubt that this virus will remain a permanently established pathogen in humans and animals for the foreseeable future. As such, long-term public health action is critically needed,” the committee said in a statement on Monday.

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