India recorded 24,354 fresh Covid-19 cases, 234 deaths in 24 hours

Mumbai: India recorded 24,354 fresh cases on Saturday and 234 deaths are recorded due to the infection in the past 24 hours. Total active cases of COVID-19 in India dipped down to 2,73,889, the lowest in 197 days, the health ministry data showed.

A decrease of 1,335 Covid cases has been recorded in the total number of active cases in a span of 24 hours. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 57,19,94,990 samples have been tested up to October 1st for COVID-19. Of these 14,29,258 samples were tested on Friday.

Sixty-nine per cent of the country’s adult population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 25 per cent has taken both doses, the government said earlier this week. It aims to inoculate all eligible population by December-end.

Maharashtra’s tally of 3,105 fresh cases remained about the same as the number reported on Thursday (3,063). India also recorded 232 deaths.

Only five deaths due to the Covid-19 infection were reported in September in Delhi on Friday amid a reduction in number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the national capital, according to official figures.

On September 30, the city recorded zero death due to Covid-19 and 47 cases with a positivity rate of 0.06 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.

Kerala alone recorded 13,834 new cases and 95 deaths yesterday Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently, at 0.90%. In India, the first death due to the Covid pandemic was reported in March 2020.

Cinema halls can reopen with 50 per cent capacity but only fully audience will be allowed. Theatres can also be performed in permanent auditoriums with 50 per cent capacity, provided both artistes and viewers are fully vaccinated, the Assam health minister said.

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