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India records 21,176 fresh cases, cases soar in Maharashtra

On Wednesday, India recorded 21,176 fresh Covid-19 cases. A reduction of 11,120 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in 24 hours. The total cases recorded were 3,51,087 and the total number of deaths was 284.

India accounts for 1.05 percent of total cases. The recovery rate is 97.62 percent. At least 38,012 people have recovered in the last 24 hours. The daily case count remains below the 30,000 marks for the fourth consecutive day and the case toll remains below the 50,000 mark for 80 continuous days. The daily positivity rate is reported to be 1.69 percent for the last 16 days.

Maharashtra saw a soar in caseload as compared to Monday. The state on Tuesday reported 3,530 new cases while the state had reported 2,740 cases on Monday. Mumbai region reported 724 new cases on Tuesday.

As many as 10 districts – Dhule, Nandurbar, Jalna, Nanded, Akola, Amravati, Washim, Wardha, Gondia, and Gadchiroli (rural areas) and three municipal corporations – Malegaon, Chandrapur, and Dhule (urban centres) did not report any fresh Covid-19 cases in the state.

On Tuesday, Kerala reported 15,876 cases of Covid-19, and the number of active cases in the state plummeted below two lakh — 1,98,865 to be exact. Last week, Kerala’s Test Positivity Rate (TPR) declined to 15.12% from 19%.
The government said so far 75.89 crore doses of vaccines have been administered across the country. According to ministry data, 57,41,31,961 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 18,40,67,370 beneficiaries received their second dose of vaccine.

Delta Plus variant of Covid-19 is predicted dangerous and the country prepares itself for the third Covid-19 wave. The variant is a mutant version of B.1.617.2 strain, which was called Delta by the World Health Organisation.
Experts say the Delta strain drove the second wave of Covid-19, infecting millions and leading to the deaths of thousands. India had crossed the one crore mark on December 19 and a grim milestone of two crores on May 4.

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