India reports 47,092 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, taking tally to 32,857,937. Recoveries, deaths and active cases rise to 32,028,825, 439,529 and 389,583 respectively in the last 24 hours. The total number of active cases presently stands at 3.89 lakh (3,89,583).
Following the discovery of new, more virulent strain of Coronavirus, C.1.2., the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has called for all international passengers arriving from Europe, China, South Africa, Bangladesh, China and the Middle East to present a negative RT-PCR report from September 3.
What INSACOG said
Earlier on Wednesday, government consortium INSACOG said in its recent bulletin that the reported breakthrough Covid-19 infections in India are well within the expected numbers taking into account the total infections and other factors. INSACOG said that number of reported vaccination breakthroughs in India are well within the numbers expected from the total number of infections, the fraction of population that is vaccinated and the known reduction in the effectiveness of Covishield/Covaxin against infections by Delta.
Delta continues to be the dominant lineage in India
Vaccines continue to protect against severe disease and remain a cornerstone of public health strategy, the bulletin dated August 30 said. INSACOG said Delta continues to be the dominant lineage in India and globally. It added that based on high stringency reclassification by INSACOG, the total number of Delta sub-lineages – Delta Plus AY.1 to AY.12 – in India are only 856 out of all samples analysed, which is much less than what is reported on some global websites.