Covid cases decline, 26,326 fresh cases registered

Mumbai: Covid-19 cases have seen a fall for the fourth consecutive day. India on Sunday recorded 28,326 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, which is 4.3% lower than yesterday’s 29,616 cases. 260 deaths were recorded down from 290 yesterday.

The active cases in the country have increased to 3,03,476, comprising 0.90 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.77 per cent, the ministry said.

According to the government of India, The death toll stands at 11,396. 85.6 crore vaccination doses have been administered weekly positivity rate is 1.98%, daily positivity rate is 1.90%. 56.32 crore total tests have been conducted so far.

India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 85 crore landmark milestone (85,54,78,279) on Saturday with Uttar Pradesh completing 10-crore vaccine doses. Cumulatively, 63,04,33,142 first doses have been administered. While 22,50,45,137 of the second dose has been administered to date.

Maharashtra’s Thane has seen an increase in the number of cases, with the addition of 298 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra’s Thane district has gone up to 5,58,041, news agency PTI reported. The COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 2.04 per cent.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count has gone up to 1,35,717, while the death toll has reached 3,274, another official said.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his speech at the 76th United Nations General Assembly session, said India has developed the world’s first DNA vaccine against COVID-19, which can be administered to all people above the age of 12 years.

Canada Flight ban lifted

Justin Trudeau-led Canadian government on Sunday lifted a month-long ban on passenger flights from India. The ban was put in place given the enhanced COVID-19 protocols.

“As of September 27, 2021, direct flights from India to Canada will resume,” said the government on Sunday.

Earlier on Tuesday, Canada extended the restriction on all direct commercial and private passenger flights from India until September 26.

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