Corona Virus : New cases increased by 12.5 % , India reported 34,403 fresh cases


Mumbai : India recorded 34,403 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The active cases account for 1.02 per cent of the overall cases in the country (3,33,47,325) recorded since the start of the pandemic. The country saw a total of 37,950 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.65 per cent.

India accounts for more than 25 per cent of average daily doses given worldwide, according to the Health Ministry. While India’s average daily dose count stands at 8.83 million, it is 25.5 million for the rest of the world, as per the data shared by the government.

The daily positivity rate, which stood at 2.25 per cent this morning, has been less than 3 per cent for the last 18 days.

In the last 24 hours, Kerala recorded 17,681 fresh Covid cases, and Maharashtra reported 3,783 new cases. While Maharashtra has the highest overall cases, the surge in Kerala has been a cause of national worry.

Worldwide, over 22.63 crore total infections have been reported so far; over 46.5 lakh people have died.

To mark the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government is eyeing a single-day vaccination record today. The highest number of vaccines administered so far in a single day has been 1.03 crore on August 27.

Over 1 billion doses have been administered so far in the WHO-linked South East Asian countries, the global body said, adding that over 76 crore doses have been given in India alone.

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