India Record 19,740 New Coronavirus Cases, 7% Below Yesterday

India Record 19,740 New Coronavirus Cases, 7% Below Yesterday

COVID-19 Cases in India: The active cases comprise 0.70 percent of total infections. (File)

New Delhi:
India reported fewer than 20,000 new COVID-19 cases (19,740) in the last 24 hours, seven percent lower than yesterday’s figure when the country recorded 21,257 cases. The country also reported 248 deaths due to coronavirus.

Here are the top 10 updates on Coronavirus in India:

  1. The COVID-19 active cases in India comprise 0.70 percent of total infections, the lowest since March 2020 – the current active case load is 2,36,643, the lowest in 206 days.

  2. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.98 percent, the highest since March 2020. At least 23,070 recoveries in the last 24 hours took the total number of recoveries to 3,32,48,291 in India.

  3. The daily positivity rate – the number of positive cases reported per 100 – is 1.56 percent, less than 3 percent for the past 40 days. The weekly positivity rate is 1.62 percent in India.

  4. Over 93.99 crore vaccine doses have so far been administered under Nationwide Vaccination Drive in India.

  5. Kerala reported 10,944 fresh COVID-19 cases and 120 deaths, taking the infection count to 47,74,666 and deaths to 26,072. Amid a protest by the opposition alleging under-reporting of COVID deaths in Kerala, the state government has decided to include 7,000 more victims of the pandemic in its official death list.

  6. Delhi recorded no deaths due to COVID-19 and 39 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 0.06 percent. By order of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, Delhi government employees and teachers who have not received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine will not be allowed to attend their workplaces from October 16.

  7. Maharashtra reported 2,620 new coronavirus cases which took the state caseload to 65,73,092. Of these, Mumbai reported 532 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths.

  8. The COVID-19 count in West Bengal increased to 15,74,801 after the state reported 784 fresh cases, the health department said in a bulletin.

  9. Mizoram reported 950 new COVID-19 cases and one death in the last 24 hours, the state health bulletin said.

  10. Two Indian drug manufacturers have asked for permission to discontinue late-stage trials of their generic versions of the Merck & Co oral antiviral drug for moderate COVID-19, raising questions about how effective the experimental medicine is. that group of patients.