INDIA: India recorded 31,222 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The active cases tally has now reached 3,92,864, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
Currently, the death toll stands at 4,41,042 with 290 new fatalities in the last 24 hours. According to the reports, the total COVID-19 infection toll is now at 3,30,58,843.
Furthermore, the recovery rate has increased to 97.48% as 42,942 patients recovered during the last 24 hours. The daily test positivity in India stands at 2.5%.
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate continued to remain below 3% for the 74th consecutive day. According to the Ministry, 53.31 tests have been conducted so far. Out of the total cases, more than 60% were reported from Kerala.
Kerala’s COVID-19 woes continue as the state recorded 19,688 fresh cases on Monday.
The state is now continuously recording more than half of the country’s total cases tally. Kerala reported 135 deaths taking the state’s death tally to 21,631. The test positivity rate continued to stay above 15% as it recorded 16.71% on Monday.
According to the health ministry, India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed 69.90 crore people. On September 7, India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive covered the administration of 1,13,53,571 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours taking the total to 69,90,62,776. Government of India is taking all necessary steps to ensure that they are prepared well to face the challenge and to curb the new cases.
The Central Government is dedicated to speeding up the COVID-19 vaccination and expanding its coverage across the country.