India Records 44K Covid Cases, 738 Deaths In Last 24 Hrs; Active Cases Below 5 Lakh After 97 Days

India’s Active Caseload declines to 4,95,533; less than 5 lakh after 97 days. Active cases constitute 1.62% of total cases

  • Active cases constitute 1.62% of total cases
  • Total cases: 3,05,02,362
  • Total recoveries: 2,96,05,779
  • Active cases: 4,95,533
  • Death toll: 4,01,050
  • Total Vaccination: 34,46,11,291

India reports 44,111 new Covid cases, 57,477 recoveries, and 738 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry. India’s Active Caseload declines to 4,95,533; less than 5 lakh after 97 days.

A net decline of 14,104 cases has been recorded in active coronavirus infections in a span of 24 hours, it said.

Also, 18,76,036 tests were conducted on Thursday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 41,64,16,463.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.35 percent. It has been less than 5 percent for 26 consecutive days, the ministry said.

The weekly positivity rate has declined to 2.50 percent, it added.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 51st consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,96,05,779, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.31 percent, the data stated.

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 34.46 crores under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, it said.

‘Dangerous period’ of pandemic, says WHO chief 

The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday the world is in “a very dangerous period” of the Covid-19 pandemic after the contagious Delta variant was found in nearly 100 countries.
 Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing that the India-born Delta variant is still evolving and mutating to emerge as the most dominant variant of Coronavirus found in different countries

Suggesting that vaccination would effectively end the acute phase of the pandemic, the WHO chief said, “I have already urged leaders across the world to ensure that by this time next year, 70 per cent of all people in every country are vaccinated.”

“It’s within the collective power of a few countries to step up and ensure that vaccines are shared,” Dr Tedros added, noting that over 3 billion doses of vaccine have already been distributed globally

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