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India crosses 20K-mark for fourth straight day with 20,528 new cases of Covid

India crosses 20K-mark for fourth straight day with 20,528 new cases of Covid

India’s daily Covid tally on Sunday topped the 20,000 mark for the fourth consecutive day with 20,528 fresh infections in the last 24 hours – taking the total tally to 43,750,599. The active caseload in the country is 1,43,449, which is 0.32 per cent of the total cases. According to the Union Health Ministry data, a total of 2,689 active cases have been registered since Saturday.

A total of 49 deaths were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the official death toll to 5,25,709. According to the latest health bulletin, a total of 17,790 people have recovered in the last 24 hours – with a recovery of 98.48 per cent. Meanwhile, a total of 3,92,569 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

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India’s vaccine coverage has crossed the figure of 199.98. For the age group 12 to 14, over 3.79 crore first doses and over 2.62 crore second doses have been administered. According to the government, more than 6.80 crore first doses and over 5.01 crore second doses have been given to the 15 to 18 age group. Information Meanwhile, more than 4.56 crore booster shots have been given to people above 60 years of age, healthcare workers and frontline workers and over 1.07 crore doses between 18 and 59 age group.

At least 90 per cent of the country’s population has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which according to experts has done well in limiting the number of hospitalizations and deaths in the third Covid wave that began around January this year. work done.

Meanwhile, a top WHO scientist has warned of fresh Covid-19 waves and new forms. According to Soumya Swaminathan, the world “needs to be prepared for these COVID-19 waves as each new variant will be more permeable, and immune degenerative—more infected numbers translate into more hospitalizations and disease”.

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