Coronavirus News Up-date :
India on Saturday recorded a marginally lesser number of new Covid cases, the morning health bulletin said. The morning update said that 41,649 fresh corona infections were reported in India in the last 24 hours. It was yet another day when the recoveries were less than the total number of infections in a day. The government data said that 37,291 people were cured of the viral infection. The recovery rate more or less remains steady at 97.37 per cent.
Kerala continues to report half of the total caseload in the country. The state government says that the infections are not a cause of worry. But the real tension is around the depleting stocks of vaccines. The Kerala government maintains that the situation is well under control. In view of the fresh surge, a complete lockdown will be in force in Kerala for the next 48 hours.
On the global front, China is reporting its worst outbreak since Wuhan. The Nanjiang province of China is reporting new cases fuelled by Delta spread. Talking about this variant, which was first detected in India, the US CDC says that Delta is as contagious as Chickenpox. The internal report urges the people to return to ‘universal masking’.
As the world grapples with the Delta surge, here are the latest Covid updates from India and around the world.
Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally rose to 27,872 on Saturday as 159 more people tested positive for the infection, while five fresh fatalities pushed the northeastern state’s coronavirus death toll to 565, a health bulletin said. Kohima district registered the highest number of new cases at 61, followed by Dimapur (47) and Tuensang (26), it said.
Dimapur recorded the highest number of fresh fatalities at three, followed by one each in Mon and Wokha districts. The state now has 1,329 active cases, while the total number of recoveries increased to 25,193 as 95 more people were cured of the disease. As many as 784 patients have migrated to other states so far.
The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state now stands at 90.39 per cent. The state has tested over 2.63 lakh samples for COVID-19, and inoculated 6.16 lakh people thus far.