India Sees Dip In Covid Cases With 6,660 Infections In A Day


India has logged 6,660 Covid infections in a day while active cases decreased to 63,380, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Tuesday. The death toll has increased to 5,31,369 with 24 deaths, which includes nine reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 3.52 percent and the weekly positivity rate was pegged at 5.42 percent. The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.49 crore.

The active cases now comprise 0.14 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.67 percent, the ministry said.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,43, 11,078 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 percent.  According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

India on Monday registered 7,178 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours registering a minor dip in cases for the second day in a row. The active cases now stand at 65,683, as per the latest data by the Union Health Ministry. The number of recoveries in the past 24 hours is 9,011 while the eight deaths were reconciled, as per the ministry’s data. The total number of fatalities has now reached 3,31,345.  Active cases are at present 0.15 percent of total cases while the recovery rate is at 98.67 percent.

As per the ministry’s data, the daily positivity rate is 9.16 percent and the weekly positivity rate is 5.41 percent. The Health Ministry said that a total of 92.54 crore tests have been conducted so far among which 78,342 tests were born in the last 24 hours.

On Saturday, Maharashtra Health Minister Dr. Tanaji Sawant said the currently spreading Covid-19 variant XBB.1.16 was not a reason to worry. He asked the citizens not to panic amid the surge in cases in the state. Sawant also stated the current Covid wave will go down to an endemic stage by May 15 this year, adding that a downward trend will be witnessed next month. However, the state health department has acknowledged the XBB.1.16 to be the dominant variant of Omicron.

With over 681 cases of XBB.1.16  Covid variant, the state has been witnessing a surge in cases. A total of five persons have already succumbed to this variant, reported PTI. The minister spoke at the ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ ceremony of Thane’s new 900-bed district civil super-specialty hospital. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde performed the rituals.

While talking during the event, Shinde said the Thane District Civil Hospital had a significant role in the development of the Shiv Sena in Thane and adjoining districts, reported PTI.

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