India recorded 42,766 new Covid cases and over 1200 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total recorded caseload to 3,07,95,716 cases and 4,07,145 deaths across the country, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday morning.
The daily positivity rate has decreased to 2.19 percent, less than 3 percent, what Indian recorded for the past 19 straight days. The recovery rate stands at 97.20 percent.
Kerala with 13,563 fresh Covid cases leads the states in the most number of infections over a 24-hour period. It is followed by Maharashtra (8,992), Tamil Nadu (3,039), Karnataka (2,290).
The center has warned against laxity in following Covid-appropriate behavior, with particular reference to disquieting visuals from the past few days of large crowds at popular holiday and tourist destinations. The Health Ministry has described the situation as a “cause for concern”, and reminded people the virus spreads aggressively in crowded places.
The Government while urging people to wear masks and follow covid 19 protocol in Public places, also warned them that the devastating second wave of Covid in March April is not yet over.
Meanwhile, Two cases of the highly transmissible Kappa variant of COVID-19 have been detected in Uttar Pradesh through the genome sequencing of samples, the state government said Friday. The Kappa variant has been characterized by WHO as a Variant of Interest
The country’s overall vaccination shortfall is 54 percent with Bihar, Rajasthan, and West Bengal having the highest inoculation shortfall, according to an analysis of publicly available data.
In Tripura, ninety cases of the highly transmissible Delta plus variant of the coronavirus have been detected through the genome sequencing of samples. This is the first reported case of the deadly and highly infectious variant of COVID-19 in the northeast.
The Haryana government has given a go-ahead to resume offline classes in both government and private schools in the state. Offline classes will resume for students of Classes 9-12 from July 16. For Classes 6-8, the offline classes will resume from July 23.