India Records 41,649 cases; WHO warns against the Rapid Mutations

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  • 41,649 fresh infections reported in the past 24 hours
  • Active caseload currently at 4,08,920
  • WHO sounds alert against the rapid occurrence of mutation

New Delhi: India recorded 41,649 fresh infections in the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry reported. The recovery rate at 97.37 percent accounted for 37,291 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 3,07,81,263. The daily positivity rate stood at 2.34 per cent, less than 5 per cent.

The active caseload stands at 4,08,920 accounting for 1.29 per cent of the total number of cases. 3,765 active cases were reported in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate recorded at 1.34 per cent reported 593 fatalities, taking the cumulative death toll to 4, 23,810. 

The Centre on Thursday, directed all departments to give high priority to COVID-19 public grievances and resolve them within a maximum of three days, according to an official order. 

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is a warning to the world to suppress the virus quickly before it mutates again into something even worse, the WHO said Friday.

The highly-transmissible variant, first detected in India, has now surfaced in 132 countries and territories, the global health body said.

Over 46.15 crore vaccinations administered so far under the national vaccination drive. In the past 24 hours, 52,99,036 beneficiaries have been immunized. As per ICMR, 17,76,315 infected samples were tested in a single day. 

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