India reported at least 2,628 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total tally of coronavirus cases to 4,31,44,820, while the active cases increased to 15,414, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The number of Covid-related deaths reached 5,24,525 with 18 more people dying due to the virus, the data showed today.
The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today appealed to the people of the state not to lower their guard against COVID-19 in view of the rise in cases, and said they should continue to wear face masks to prevent the spread of infection.
Puducherry registered no new -19 cases today and the total number of positive cases remained 1,65,845.
Director of Health G Sriramulu said in a release that the active cases were 22 after five patients (home quarantined) recovered during the last 24 hours.
Odisha recorded 11 more coronavirus cases today, while there was no new casualty, the state's health department said.
There are 79 active coronavirus cases and 16 more patients have recuperated from the disease, according to a health bulletin.
192.82 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive
India's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 15,414
Active cases stand at 0.04%
Recovery rate currently at 98.75%
2,167 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,26,04,881
India records 2,628 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of Covid-related deaths in last 24 hours: 18
Daily positivity rate (0.58%)
Weekly positivity rate (0.51%)
84.84 crore total tests conducted so far; 4,52,580 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
At least one novel pathogen emerges every year, therefore, there is a need for a coordinated global response to tackle pandemics, health leaders said in Davos.