India Records 44,643 cases; Government Gears Up For Upcoming Wave

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  • 44,643 fresh infections reported in the past 24 hours
  • The GOI announced today that the testing capacity in the nation has been substantially ramped up
  • Delhi Government is augmenting facilities in paediatric departments and child hospitals

New Delhi: India recorded 44,643 fresh infections in the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry reported. The recovery rate at 97.36 percent accounted for 41,096  recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 3,10,15,844. The daily positivity rate stood at 2.72  per cent, less than 3 per cent for the last 11 days.

The active caseload stands at 4,14,159 accounting for 1.30 per cent of the total number of cases. 3,083 active cases were reported in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate recorded at 1.34 per cent reported 464 fatalities, taking the cumulative death toll to 4,26,754. 

The Government of India announced today that the testing capacity in the nation has been substantially ramped up. Despite the fall in cases in the capital city in the last several days, the government is preparing to combat COVID on a war-footing.

Delhi had been one of the worst hit cities in the brutal second wave, claiming massive lives and oxygen supply shortages. Anticipating the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic which experts have cautioned to be more dangerous for children, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the government is augmenting facilities in paediatric departments and child hospitals.

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