Despite all odds, India scores on covid-19 front. And that too in an interesting way. Active cases have declined to 3,09,575 comprising 0.95 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020.
How India scores
India’s decline of active cases has been the lowest in 184 days. This information is according to the Union health ministry data. The death toll climbed to 4,45,385 with 252 more fatalities, according to the updated data. It was also added that active cases decline which is 0.95 per cent of the total infections shows how India scores on covid-19 front.
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The health ministry said in its information bulletin that the infections were the lowest since March 2020. And even as India scores on covid-19 front, the health ministry bulletin added that the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.72 per cent.
A reduction of 8,606 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. Kerala reported 15,692 fresh Covid-19 cases and 92 deaths, which took the caseload to 45,24,185 and fatalities to 23,683. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.85 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for the last 22 days.
The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.08 per cent. It has been below 3 per cent for the last 88 days, according to the health ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 3,27,49,574, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent, it said. In fact, how India scores on covid-19 front has also been praised across by many.
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The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 81.85 crore, according to the ministry.
India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
Covid-19 Delta variant predominant globally: WHO
The WHO said the Covid Delta variant ‘has become more fit, it is more transmissible and it is out-competing, it is replacing the other viruses that are circulating’. The Covid-19 Delta variant has become the predominant among other variants –Alpha Beta and Gamma around the world, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead on Covid-19 said that the Delta variant “has become more fit, it is more transmissible and it is out-competing, it is replacing the other viruses that are circulating”. So far Covid delta variant has been detected in more than 185 countries to date, she told in a WHO social media interaction. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Delta variant is highly contagious, more than 2x as contagious as previous variants. Some data suggested that the Delta variant might cause more severe illness than previous variants in unvaccinated people.