India reported 949 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the coronavirus tally to 4,30,39,974. According to Union Health Ministry, the country also reported 6 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 5,21,742.
The number of active cases of COVID-19 currently stands at 11,191.
The active cases account for 0.03 per cent of the total caseload, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent.
810 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,25,07,038.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.26 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.25 per cent, according to the ministry.
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Amid an uptick in daily cases of COVID-19 in Delhi and the positivity rate going beyond two per cent, there has been a rise of nearly 48 per cent in the number of home isolation cases in the last one week, according to official data, reported news agency Press Trust of India.
On Thursday, the number of home isolation cases stood at 574 while 325 new coronavirus cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 2.39 per cent.
The daily cases have been on the rise in the last few days while the positivity rate here has been registered in excess of one per cent since April 4 when it had stood at 1.34 per cent.
As the Covid positivity rate in the national capital has jumped from 0.57 per cent on April 1 to 2.39 per cent on April 14, the number of home isolation cases has shown an upward trend in the last one week.
Forty-three people, including 16 children, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar, the district health department said on Thursday.
The number of active cases in the district has reached 156 now, the department said.
Over 25 per cent of the new cases in the last one week have been reported among children, it noted.
According to the official figures, 43 more have tested positive for the infection since Thursday 6 am while 10 have got cured during the period.
“Of the new cases, 16 children below 18 years of age were found positive. In the last one week, there have been 167 new cases of which 44 or 26.3 per cent have been cases of children,” Chief Medical Officer Dr Sunil Kumar Sharma said. said.
In the wake of the increasing cases, the health department had on Wednesday issued an advisory on reporting of school students catching COVID-19 or showing its symptoms in a preventive measure against the pandemic.
“You are requested that if any child studying in your school has cough, cold, fever, diarrhea or any symptom of COVID-19, then you are requested to immediately inform the chief medical officer’s office using help line no – 1800492211 or email id mailto : firstname.lastname@example.org “email@example.com, so that proper treatment can be provided in time,” the advisory stated.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020, a total of 98,832 people in Gautam Buddh Nagar, adjoining Delhi, have tested positive for COVID-19, while 490 of them have died due to the infection, according to official data.
949 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
Number of Covid-related deaths reported in last 24 hours: 6
India’s active caseload currently stands at 11,191.
186.30 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Active cases stand at 0.03%
Recovery rate currently at 98.76%
810 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases total recoveries to 4,25,07,038.
Daily positivity rate (0.26%)
Weekly Positivity Rate (0.25%)
83.11 crore total tests conducted so far; 3,67,213 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.