Corona Cases: India reported 45,083 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours, slightly lower than yesterday’s 46,759, taking the total infections to over 3.26 crore.
The country has reported 460 deaths and 35,840 recoveries in the last 24 hours; active caseload 3,68,558. The nation’s recovery rate currently stands at 97.53%.
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The recovery rate has been high over the past many months. It is currently at 97.53 per cent. The daily positivity rate is at 2.57 per cent – less than 3 per cent for 34 straight days in a sign of relief. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Covid positivity rate below 5 per cent to be within the safe zone.
Over 73.8 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. The total doses administered in the country has exceeded 63.09 crore so far, the health ministry said.
Kerala registers over 1.5 lakh coronavirus cases in the last 5 days
In more woes for Kerala, the state has added close to 1.5 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the last five days alone, with the daily count in the state remaining over 30,000 for the fourth straight day as India again reported more than 45,000 infections on Saturday.
A state-wide lockdown was imposed in Kerala on Sunday in view of a rise in coronavirus cases. The Kerala government on Saturday announced that night curfew would be enforced in the state from next week to prevent the spread of Covid 19. A review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to impose night curfew from 10 PM to 6 AM from next week.