India COVID-19 Highlights: The number of active cases of COVID-19 currently stands at 11,191.
India today recorded 975 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections to 4,30,40,947. According to Union Health Ministry, the country also reported four Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number fatalities to 5,21,747.
The number of active cases of COVID-19 currently stands at 11,366.
The active cases account for 0.03 per cent of the total caseload, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent.
796 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,25,07,834.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.32 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.26 per cent, according to the ministry.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:
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West Bengal reports 13 new COVID-19 cases
West Bengal reported 13 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the Health Department said. The count remained at 21,200 with no new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, it said.
The new cases were detected after testing 5,918 samples. The state has so far registered 20,17,778 cases.
Telangana reports 24 new COVID-19 cases
Telangana on Saturday recorded 24 new COVID-19 cases taking the total to 7,91,619. Hyderabad reported the highest number of cases with 15.
A health department bulletin said 22 people recuperated from the infection and the cumulative number of recoveries till date was 7,87,286.
The recovery rate stood at 99.45 per cent.
COVID-19: J&K records nine fresh cases
Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded nine fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the infected number of persons to 4,53,929 while no death due to the virus was reported in the past 24 hours, officials said.
There are 71 active cases in the union territory, while the number of recovered patients was 4,49,107, the officials said.
All the fresh cases were from Kashmir division of the union territory, the officials said, adding the Srinagar district recorded the highest of seven cases.
Delhi Covid Positivity Up 26% Since Yesterday; 461 New Cases, 2 Deaths
Delhi today reported a COVID-19 positivity rate of 5.33 per cent, up 26 per cent since yesterday. The national capital also reported 461 new cases today
Gradual rise in Covid cases in Delhi, district officials increase surveillance
With an uptick in Covid cases here, district authorities have intensified surveillance and are on alert mode for early detection and containment of people infected with the disease.
Some districts have also planned awareness campaigns from next week.
The daily Covid cases and the positivity rate in the national capital have seen an upward trend in the last few days.
The positivity rate in the last five days, between April 10 and April 15, has increased by three times, according to city health department data.
Odisha reports 10 new COVID-19 cases
Odisha reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, seven less than the previous day, with the tally rising to 12,87,912, a health department bulletin said.
The death count remained at 9,123 as no fresh fatality due to the infection was recorded in the last 24 hours, it said.
Fifty-three other COVID patients have died due to comorbidities.
Rising Covid cases causing anxiety among Delhi traders, businessmen
With Covid cases witnessing a rise in the national capital, traders and business owners are apprehensive that their pandemic-hit businesses might be engulfed in another wave even before recovering from losses of over the past two years.
The businessmen are hoping that the Delhi government won't impose any kind of restrictions on their businesses.
Delhi on Friday recorded 366 fresh COVID-19 cases and zero death, while the positivity rate rose further to 3.95 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.
Amid Rise In Covid Cases, UP Puts Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad On Alert
Amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddh Nagar, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday put all the National Capital Region (NCR) districts on alert mode, according to an official statement.
Directions to this effect were given by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath while chairing a meeting on COVID-19 management in the state, the statement said.
During the meeting, the chief minister observed that over the past few days, there has been a rise in COVID-19 cases in the state's neighbouring areas and its impact can be seen in the NCR districts. He asked officials to put all the NCR districts on alert mode, it said.
Seeing the current circumstances, the entire NCR has been put on alert mode, it added.
Adityanath also directed officials to send samples of COVID-19 patients for genome sequencing.
According to the statement, Gautam Buddh Nagar reported 70 COVID-19 cases and Ghaziabad 11 on Saturday.
Adityanath asked officials to ramp up the administration of the booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines to all adults.
Booster doses are being administered at 700 private vaccination centres in the state.
The chief minister asked officials to remain vigilant to malaria in the Bareilly division and generate awareness about the prevention of dengue in Agra and Lucknow divisions, the statement said.
Besides, he said, awareness about encephalitis should be generated among people in Purvanchal (eastern Uttar Pradesh), according to the statement.
Mizoram Reports 53 New COVID-19 Cases, Tally At 2,26,015
Mizoram on Saturday reported 53 new COVID-19 cases, eight less than the previous day, with the tally rising to 2,26,015, a health department official said.
The single-day positivity rate shot up to 38.41 per cent, as the fresh cases were detected from 138 sample tests.
The ratio was 9.67 per cent the previous day.
The number of deaths remained at 691 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported in the last 24 hours, he said.
At least 125 people recuperated from the disease on Friday, taking the total number of recoveries to 2, 24,755, he said.
The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stood at 99.44 per cent.
Mizoram now has 569 active cases.
The state has so far tested more than 19.09 lakh samples for COVID-19.
State immunisation officer Dr Lalmuanawma Jongte said over 8.40 lakh people have been inoculated till Friday with 6.74 lakh of them having received both doses of vaccines.
No New COVID-19 Case In Puducherry
No fresh case of coronavirus was reported in Puducherry during the last twenty-four hours ending 10 a.m. on Saturday while the active cases remained three.
The department of health conducted examination of 87 samples today and found no new infection.
The Department of Health examined 22,31,677 samples and found 18,76,577 out of them to be negative, Director of Health G Sriramulu said in a release.
The overall caseload and recoveries remained 1,65,77 and 1,63,812 respectively. With no fatality reported during last 24 hours the count stood at 1,962.
The test positivity rate was zero while the fatality and recovery rates were 1.18 percent and 98.81 percent respectively, the Director said.
The Department of Health has administered 16,61,553 doses which comprised 9,60,593 first doses, 6,83,707 second and 17,253 booster doses.
Maharashtra's Thane District Reports 2 COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours
With the addition of two coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 7,08,875, an official said on Saturday.
These cases were reported on Friday.
As nobody succumbed to the infection during the day, the death toll in the district remained unchanged at 11,889.
Thane's COVID-19 mortality rate is 1.67 per cent, he said.
In neighbouring Palghar district, the caseload stood at 1,63,603, while the number of deaths is 3,407, another official said.
COVID-19 UPDATE - APRIL 16
975 new COVID-19 cases recorded across India in the last 24 hours.
Number of deaths reported in the last 24 hours : 4
186.38 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
India's active Covid caseload currently stands at 11,366.
Active cases stand at 0.03%
Recovery rate currently at 98.76%
796 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases total recoveries to 4,25,07,834.
Daily positivity rate (0.32%)
Weekly positivity rate (0.26%)
83.14 crore total tests conducted so far; 3,00,918 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
975 new Covid cases reported in India in the last 24 hours, marginally higher than yesterday.