Coronavirus Pandemic: India registers 2539 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi:

According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, India reported 2,539 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 4,30,01,477. 

Health ministry data shows that a total of 60 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 5,16,132. The daily positivity rate was 0.35%.

A total of 4,491 discharges were done in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate to around 98.72 percent and the total recovery data reaching 4,24,54,546. The total active cases of Covid-19 in India has come down to 30,799 (0.07 percent).

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 78,12,24,304 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till March 16. Of these, 7,17,330 samples were tested on Wednesday. Over 2.15 crore (2,15,44,283) precautionary doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and people above 60 years of age.

Additionally, on the first day of vaccination of children, more than two lakh vaccines were administered with the first dose. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in an official statement on Thursday that on the first day, 2,60,136 children in the age group of 12-14 were given the first dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine. As of March 1, 2021, there were 47 million children in the age group of 12 and 13 in the country.

In addition, 144 new cases and one death were reported in Delhi yesterday. The active cases in the national capital stood at 620.

This comes at a time when a high-level meeting was convened by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday to monitor India’s preparedness and level of alertness, as several Asian countries anticipated another surge in Covid-19 cases. do report. India has just begun to revive itself from the Omicron-led third wave of the pandemic. The Center recently announced plans to resume international flights from March 27 after a gap of two years.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday warned nations to be vigilant against the virus, saying figures showing a global increase in COVID-19 cases could pose a huge problem as some countries slash testing rates. report a decline.

After a decline of more than a month, the number of COVID cases started rising across the world last week. 

The WHO said, “Asia and China are battling the outbreak of lockdown in Jilin province.”

“These increases are happening despite a reduction in testing in some countries, which means the cases we are seeing are just the tip of the iceberg,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters. New infections globally rose 8% compared to the previous week, with 11 million new cases and just over 43,000 new deaths from March 7-13. This is the first increase since the end of January.

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