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Active COVID-19 cases in India lowest in 205 days; 21,257 new cases, 271 deaths

21,257 new recorded in India COVID-19 The cases in the 24 hours ended at 8 am on Friday, took the country’s total caseload to 3.39 crore. Of the new cases on Thursday, 12,288 were reported from Kerala. Meanwhile, with 271 deaths on Thursday, of which 141 were from Kerala, the toll due to Covid-19 in India rose to 4,50,127.

The active cases in the country have further come down to 2.40 lakh and this is the lowest in 205 days. Of the 2.40 lakh active cases, Kerala has 1.19 lakh. Active cases account for 0.71 percent of the total infections. The active caseload has decreased by 3,977 cases in a 24-hour period.

At the same time, the current recovery rate of 97.96 percent is the highest since March 2020.

daily increase coronavirus Infections are below 30,000 for 14 consecutive days. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.53 per cent. It is less than three per cent for the last 39 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.64 per cent. For the last 105 days, it is below three per cent.

On the vaccination front, at least 71 percent of India’s adult population Have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccinesWhile 27 per cent have received both the doses. The cumulative vaccine shots administered crossed 93 crore on Thursday.

The industry body cautioned that a possible spurt in the movement of people during Diwali could again lead to an increase in the number of COVID cases. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said that now there is no problem with the availability of vaccine in the country, and urged those whose second dose is completely due to vaccination.

The government also said that it has prepared health care to handle a surge of 5 lakh coronavirus cases a day, but stressed that this does not mean that such a high number of infections will be reported in the future.

During the ongoing Navratri festival at Vaishno Devi Bhavan, in Katra, Reasi district, Wednesday, October 6, 2021. (PTI)

In another development, a year and a half after India suspended tourist visas in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Center announced on Thursday It will start issuing visas from October 15, although tourists will only be allowed to enter India on chartered flights for one month. Those who want to come to India on “bubble flights” or scheduled commercial flights will have to wait till November 15, the government said.

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