India’s Daily Covid Tally Jumps By 30%

NEW DELHI | Updated: 13 October, 2022 6:04 pm IST

India recorded nearly 2,786 infections of Covid-19 disease in the last 24 hours, a jump of nearly 30 per cent in the daily case tally.

As per the ministry of health, the number of active cases stands at 26,509, 1.05 per cent higher than the previous day.

On Wednesday, the country recorded 2,139 new Covid-19 cases.

As many as 2,557 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the number of total patients recovered so far to 4,40,65,963. The recovery rate is pegged at 98.76 per cent.

While the daily case positivity rate in the country is at 1.08 per cent, the weekly rate is relatively lower at 1.05 per cent, the ministry informed.

With 12 fatalities being recorded in this period, India’s total death toll due to the highly-contagious disease has climbed to 5,28,847. Six deaths have been reconciled by Kerala, four from Maharashtra, one in West Bengal, the data updated on the Union health ministry website showed.

Active cases now comprise 0.06 per cent of the total infections.

The government’s focus on vaccination continues to help the country keep a check on the spread of the virus. In the last 24 hours, India administered 5,69,709 doses of the anti-Covid vaccine. With this, the total number of vaccinations rose to 219.15 crores since it began in January last year.

Out of the cumulative vaccination numbers, 94.93 crore doses were administered as second dose and 21.72 crores as precaution dose under the nationwide immunisation programme.

The number of total recoveries reported on Thursday was slightly lower than the day before. On Thursday, 2,557 patients recuperated from the disease as against 3,208 on Wednesday.

India has already witnessed at least three waves of Covid-19 infections, with the second one being the most severe. In March 2021, the number of infections saw a massive surge across the country, crippling its health infrastructure and leaving even severely-ill patients running pillar-to-post to secure a hospital bed.

Health experts and policymakers have already said that people across the world must learn to live with this virus, opining that it not going away in near future.

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