India on Thursday reported a total of 19,893 new Covid cases, taking the total number of infections to 4,40,87,037. According to the Union Health Ministry, the active cases have declined to 1,36,478.
With 53 new Covid related deaths in the 24 hours, India's coronavirus death tally rose to 5,26,530.
The active cases comprise 0.31 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.5 per cent, the ministry said.
A decrease of 579 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people to take precaution or booster dose of vaccines against COVID-19 when the cases of the viral infection are increasing in the country.
"I urge all present here to take precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccine. On the completion of 75 years of independence, the government has started a campaign of giving free vaccine doses for 75 days," Modi said, addressing the huge gathering virtually.
"We should ensure that everybody in our family and our area or village takes the precaution dose," the PM added.
The appeal from the prime minister came as new coronavirus cases have steadily risen in various parts of the country in the last few days.
The hospital project will prove to be of great service to women and other needy sections of society, Modi said in his speech.
Puducherry logged 178 fresh COVID-19 cases, a senior health department official said today. Director of Health, G Sriramulu, in a release said the active cases were at 831. He said there was no fresh fatality during the last 24 hours in any of the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. The death count remained at 1,967.
Assam has registered over 14 per cent fall in fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 431 more people testing positive for the infection, down from 504 the previous day, and two more persons lost their lives to the infection, the National Health Mission (NHM) said today. With this, the total number deaths of COVID-19 infected people rose to at least 8,019, including 1,347 with co-morbidities. Currently, the state has 4,917 active cases.
Mizoram reported 255 new COVID-19 cases today, pushing the tally to 2,33,542, a health official said. The death count remained at 710 with no new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, he said. There are 1,292 active cases in the state at present.
With 19,893 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,40,87,037, while the active cases dipped to 1,36,478, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death count climbed to 5,26,530 with 53 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
Thane district of Maharashtra has reported 176 new coronavirus positive cases, which took its overall infection tally to 7,34,603, a health official said on Thursday. With this addition recorded on Wednesday, there are now 768 active cases in the district, he said.