Coronavirus Latest Updates: Delhi’s Records Highest Active Cases, Country to Get 100 Million Oxford Vaccine Shots by Dec
India’s active Covid-19 cases remained below five lakh for the third consecutive day at 4,84,547, which comprise 5.55 per cent of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. This has been made possible by the trend of Covid-19 recoveries exceeding new cases, which has ensured a total net reduction of the active caseload, it underlined.
In contrast to 44,879 new infections reported in a span of 24 hours, 49,079 cases have recovered in the last 24 hours, which continues India’s trend of having daily high recoveries that outnumber the daily new cases. This trend has been observed for the 41st day today, the ministry highlighted.
The total recovered cases have surged to 81,15,580, which translates to a national recovery rate of 92.97 per cent. “The gap between recovered cases and active cases continues to grow and presently stands at 76,31,033,” the ministry said.
-The Serum Institute of India is planning to boost production of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 shot as it aims to get 100 million doses ready by December. The world’s largest vaccine maker has said it is preparing the shots for next month when an inoculation drive is likely to begin across India.
-Delhi’s active cases was at its highest yesterday with 44,329 cases. 7,802 new cases and 91 deaths were reported in the capital, the data of the Delhi government states yesterday. While the recovery was at 6,498, the number of tests conducted was 56,553 on Friday.
-Coronavirus cases in Delhi have registered a sudden spike since October 28 when the daily infection breached the 5,000-mark for the first time and it crossed the 8,000-mark on Thursday, also for the first time. The sudden spike in cases comes amid festive season and rising pollution level. While Durga Puja celebrations ended on October 25, the next festival is Diwali and Chhath in November.
-Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said the Covid-19 situation in Delhi should come under control in seven to 10 days as his government was considering initiating several steps next week to arrest the spread of the disease in the city. Terming pollution as the “biggest reason” behind the spike in Covid-19 cases in Delhi, the chief minister said the situation was under control in the city till October 20.
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