India Logs 3,205 Cases, 31 Deaths in 24 Hours

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  • The active cases were reported at 19,509.
  • The death toll due to COVID-19 in the country has climbed to 5,23,920.
  • The active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total infections.

New Delhi: India logged 3,205 new coronavirus infections, along with 31 fatalities in a day. The active cases were reported at 19,509, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll climbed to 5,23,920, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded as 98.74 per cent, the ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,44,689, while the case fatality rate was 1.22 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive have reached 1,89,48,01,203.

More than 18.96 crores (18,96,04,825) balance and unutilized Covid Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered. An increase of 372 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.98% and the weekly positivity rate as 0.76%, according to the ministry.

The exact mechanism of the spread of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has remained elusive. Previously thought to be spread through surfaces, epidemiologists have now found that countries whose populations wore masks during the pandemic were affected less. However, quantitative evidence showing the infection spreading through coronavirus particles (virions) in the air was lacking. However, the possibility of airborne transmission of Covid has been confirmed now.

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