Coronavirus Highlights: India Records 7,554 New Covid Cases

India COVID-19 Highlights: The daily COVID-19 cases have remained less than one lakh for 24 consecutive days.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Records 7,554 New Covid Cases

India COVID-19 Cases: India's active caseload now stands at 92,472.

New Delhi:

India reported 7,554 new coronavirus cases, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,29,38,599, while the active cases dipped to 85,680, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The death toll climbed to 5,14,246 with 223 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The daily COVID-19 cases have remained less than one lakh for 24 consecutive days.

The active cases comprises 0.20 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.60 per cent, the ministry said.

Here are the LIVE Updates on coronavirus cases in India:

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Mar 02, 2022 22:16 (IST)
Chhattisgarh Reports 153 COVID-19 Cases

Chhattisgarh on Wednesday reported 153 COVID-19 cases at a positivity rate of 0.73 per cent, taking the tally to 11,51,126, while the deaths increased by one to reach 14,029, an official said. 

The recovery count stood at 11,35,968 after 17 people were discharged from hospitals and 293 completed home isolation during the day, leaving the state with 1,129 active cases, he said.

"Bilaspur recorded 22 cases, followed by Korba 17, Raipur 15, Kabirdham 13, Durg 12, Bastar nine, Dhamtari six, Rajnandgaon four, Balod three, Bemetara two and Jashpur one, among other districts. No case was reported in seven districts," the official said.

With 20,905 samples examined during the day, the tally of tests carried out so far went up to 1,71,37,433, he added.
Mar 02, 2022 20:51 (IST)
Kerala records 2,373 new COVID-19 cases

Kerala on Wednesday recorded 2,373 fresh COVID-19 infections which raised the total caseload to 65,04,433 in the state. The southern state also reported 96 deaths which pushed the total fatalities to 65,597, according to a government release.

Of the deaths, 7 were reported in the last 24 hours, 45 were those which occurred in the last few days but were not recorded due to late receipt of documents and 44 were designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, the release said.

With 5,525 more people recovering from the virus since Tuesday, the total recoveries in the state reached 64,16,369 and the active cases dropped to 21,664, the release said. As many as 36,747 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

Mar 02, 2022 20:15 (IST)
Goa Reports 16 New COVID-19 Cases

Goa on Wednesday recorded 16 new cases of COVID-19 and three casualties due to the infection, an official from the state health department said. 

With this, the tally of infections in the coastal state has reached 2,45,056, while the deaths stood at 3,825, he said.

At least 41 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 2,41,022, the official said, adding that the state is now left with 209 active cases.

With the addition of 1,409 swab samples tested during the day, the total number of tests conducted in the state has gone up to 18,85,033, it was stated.

Mar 02, 2022 19:45 (IST)
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Mar 02, 2022 19:28 (IST)
Telangana reports 154 new COVID-19 cases

Telangana on Wednesday recorded 154 fresh COVID-19 infections taking the total number of those who tested positive for the virus to 7,89,237. 

The death count remained 4,111 as no fresh deaths due to COVID-19 were reported today. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the highest number of 52 fresh cases, followed by 11 each in Ranga Reddy and Mancherial districts, a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM today. 

A total of 266 people recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative recoveries till date to 7,82,519.

The active cases stood at 2,607, it said.

A total of 24,576 samples were tested today and the total number examined till date was 3.35 crore.

The case fatality rate was 0.52 per cent and the recovery rate 99.15 per cent, it added. 
Mar 02, 2022 18:55 (IST)
Gujarat Assembly: Over 95 % population above 18 years fully vaccinated, says Governor

Over 95 per cent of Gujarat's eligible population over 18 years of age, or some 4.69 crore people, have been given both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since the drive started on January 16 last year, Governor Acharya Devvrat said on the first day of the budget session of the state Assembly.

He said all eight municipal corporations in the state, as well as 136 talukas and 16,946 villages have completed 100 per cent administration of the fist dose of the vaccine.

"Moreover, 30.17 lakh children in the 15-18 age group, which comes to 84.4 per cent, have been given the first dose and 19.93 lakh in this segment have got the second dose as well. The precautionary dose has been administered to 20.37 lakh people. In all, we have given 10.29 crore vaccine doses so far, which is a landmark achievement," he said.
Mar 02, 2022 17:48 (IST)
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Meghalaya records 19 new COVID-19 cases

Meghalaya on Wednesday recorded 19 new cases, one less than the previous day, pushing the tally to 93,516, a senior health department official said. 

Health Services Director Dr Aman War said the COVID-19 deaths rose to 1,580 as two more persons died due to the infection.

Meghalaya now has 158 active COVID-19 cases, while 91,778 people have recovered from the disease, Mr War said.

Of the 19 new cases, eight were reported from East Khasi Hills district, six from Ri Bhoi and one each from East Garo Hills, South Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills, West Garo Hills and West Jaintia Hills district respectively.

The state has tested over 13.61 lakh samples for COVID-19 till date, he said. A total of 23.55 lakh people have been inoculated in the state, War said.  
Mar 02, 2022 15:32 (IST)
Odisha logs 143 new COVID-19 cases in two months

Odisha on Wednesday recorded its lowest daily spike in COVID-19 cases in two months as 143 more people, including 28 children, tested positive for the infection, taking the state's caseload to 12,85,349, a health bulletin said.

Six more people died due to the infection, pushing the state's coronavirus death toll to 9,085, it said.

The daily positivity rate was at 0.28 per cent as 50,481 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

The daily infections are lowest since December 27, when the state had logged 123 cases. It had registered 168 cases and eight deaths on Tuesday.

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Mar 02, 2022 10:48 (IST)
Two new COVID-19 cases in Andamans, tally rises to 10,019
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Mar 02, 2022 09:23 (IST)
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Mar 02, 2022 09:09 (IST)
Thane district reports 30 new cases, one death
With the addition of 30 coronavirus positive cases, the infection count in Thane district of Maharashtra increased to 7,08,332, an official said on Wednesday. These cases were reported on Tuesday, he said.

Mar 02, 2022 08:51 (IST)
COVID-19: Punjab reports 51 new cases, 4 more deaths
Four more people succumbed to coronavirus in Punjab on Tuesday while 51 new cases took the infection tally to 7,58,139, according to a medical bulletin.

The deaths were reported from Ludhiana, Fazilka, Jalandhar and Pathankot. With this, the toll reached 17,712, it said.

The number of active cases in the state is 618.

Mar 02, 2022 06:09 (IST)
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