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Coronavirus Highlights: India Logs 1,07,474 Cases As Positivity Rate Drops To 7.4%

Coronavirus Highlights: There were 865 new Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Logs 1,07,474 Cases As Positivity Rate Drops To 7.4%

India Covid-19 Cases: At least 2,13,246 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

New Delhi:

India reported 1,07,474 new Covid cases today, 16% lower than yesterday. The positivity rate fell to 7.42%. The active cases constitute 2.90 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate decreased to 95.91 per cent.

There were 865 new Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours. The death count from COVID-19 crossed 5 lakhs on Friday.

At least 2,13,246 recoveries in the last 24 hours took the total number of recoveries to 4,04,61,148.

The daily Covid positivity rate stands at 7.42 per cent while the weekly positivity rate stands at 10.20 per cent.

The new cases were recorded after 14,48,513 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. A total of 74.01 crore Covid tests have been conducted in India till now.

Nearly 169 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have so far been administered in the country, the health ministry said. Over 42 lakh (42,95,142) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Friday.

Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:

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Feb 06, 2022 23:57 (IST)
8,425 COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths in Karnataka
Karnataka on Sunday logged 8,425 fresh COVID cases and 47 deaths taking the total caseload and fatalities to 38,96,158 and 39,347 respectively.

In its bulletin, the health department said 19,800 people were discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 37,58,997 while the active cases stood at 97,781.

Bengaluru urban district alone contributed 3,822 fresh cases and 17 deaths today.
Feb 06, 2022 22:49 (IST)
Maharashtra reports 9,666 new cases; 66 die
Maharashtra on Sunday reported 9,666 new coronavirus positive cases, taking the state's infection tally to 78,03,700, while the death of 66 persons took the count to 1,43,074, the health department said.

A total of 25,175 patients were discharged during the day, which raised the recovery count to 75,38,611, it said.

There are 1,18,076 active cases in the state now.

With 1,44,755 tests conducted during the day, the overall test count rose to 7,55,54,798.
Feb 06, 2022 14:37 (IST)
Mumbai Records 643 New Coronavirus Cases

Mumbai on Saturday reported 643 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the metropolis to 10,50,837, while four deaths increased the count to 16,658, a civic official said.

It is the third consecutive day when new cases remained below 1,000, with Friday and Thursday seeing 846 and 827 infections, respectively, he said.

He also said 553, or 86 per cent, of the 645 cases detected were asymptomatic, with 92 required hospitalisation in the last 24 hours, of who 18 needed oxygen support.

Only 1,558 of the 37,192 beds earmarked for COVID-19 treatment are currently occupied in Mumbai, the civic official added.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Jharkhand Logs 449 New Covid Cases, 2 Related Deaths
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,31,252 on Sunday as 449 more people tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 5,310, a health bulletin said. The state now has 2,787 active cases, while 4,23,155 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 715 in the last 24 hours.
Feb 06, 2022 13:10 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Odisha Logs 2,106 COVID-19 Cases, 23 Related Deaths
Odisha recorded 23 more COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, while the infections were the lowest in a month as 2,106 people tested positive, the Health Department said. The daily positivity rate dropped to 3.48 per cent as 60,483 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, a bulletin stated.
Feb 06, 2022 12:20 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Ladakh Adds 111 Covid Cases, No Related Deaths
Ladakh's COVID-19 caseload increased to 26,821 on Sunday as 111 more people tested positive for the viral disease. The death count remained unchanged at 226. As many as 165 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from COVID-19. With this, the total number of recoveries in Ladakh has gone up to 25,570.There are 1,025 active cases in the union territory. The positivity rate stands at 4.2 per cent.
Feb 06, 2022 11:31 (IST)
Coronavirus: Puducherry Registers 279 Covid Cases
Puducherry witnessed a slide in the number of daily COVID-19 cases with 279 fresh infections reported on Sunday taking the total caseload in the Union Territory to 1,64,186.

On Saturday, the UT had registered 344 coronavirus cases.

There are 4,152 active cases in the UT with 96 patients admitted in hospitals taking treatment while the remaining 4,056 patients are recovering in home isolation.

Feb 06, 2022 11:28 (IST)
Peak Of COVID-19 Third Wave Over, Seeing Decline In Cases, Says Government
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Feb 06, 2022 09:59 (IST)
India Logs 1,07,474 Cases As Positivity Rate Drops To 7.4%
India reported 1,07,474 new Covid cases today, 16% lower than yesterday. The positivity rate fell to 7.42 %. The active cases constitute 2.90 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate decreased to 95.91 per cent.

There were 865 new Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours. The death count from COVID-19 crossed 500,000 on Friday.

At least 2,13,246 recoveries in the last 24 hours took the total number of recoveries to 4,04,61,148.

The daily Covid positivity rate stands at 7.42 per cent while the weekly positivity rate stands at 10.20 per cent.

The new cases were recorded after 14,48,513 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. A total of 74.01 crore Covid tests have been conducted in India till now.

Nearly 169 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have so far been administered in the country, the health ministry said. Over 42 lakh (42,95,142) vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Friday.

Feb 06, 2022 08:42 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Thane Logs 389 New Covid Cases, 4 Related Deaths
With the addition of 389 new cases of coronavirus, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 7,05,426, while four more fatalities have pushed the death count to 11,817 on Sunday.

COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 1.67 per cent.


Feb 06, 2022 07:57 (IST)
India World's Third Country To Record 5 Lakh Coronavirus Deaths

India crossed the grim milestone of 5 lakh COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, becoming the third country in the world to do so after the US and Brazil.

The country took 217 days to reach 5 lakh deaths from 4 lakh recorded on July 1 last year, the longest time taken to record 1 lakh fatalities. India was hit by a devastating second wave in April-May last year.

The country's deaths had crossed three lakh-mark on May 23 and two lakh-mark on April 27. The deaths went past one lakh on October 2, 2020.

Feb 06, 2022 07:14 (IST)
Delhi Schools, Gyms Reopen On Monday, Shorter Night Curfew Too

Schools, colleges and coaching institutes in Delhi can re-open from Monday, the Delhi government decided in a meeting today. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, or DDMA, also allowed gyms, swimming pools and spas to re-open next week.

The duration of night curfew has been reduced by an hour; it's now from 11 pm to 5 am. Earlier, night curfew started from 10 pm.

Schools can re-open in phases - Classes 9 to 12 can run from February 7 - and teachers who aren't vaccinated can't take classes. Classes from nursery to 8 will resume from February 14, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.

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