With 2,380 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,30,49,974, while the active cases increased to 13,433, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The number of deaths climbed to 5,22,062 with 56 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said. An increase of 1,093 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded as 0.53 per cent and the weekly positivity rate as 0.43 per cent, according to the ministry.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Delhi reported 1,009 new cases, one death and 5.70 per cent positivity rate. In view of the rising cases, the Delhi government has decided to make masks mandatory again, with a fine of Rs 500 in case of a violation.
Earlier this week, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana made masks mandatory in districts near Delhi. While the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided not to shut schools, it will come up with separate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for them.
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 507 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.20 million and vaccinations to over 11.20 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 507,015,168 and 6,207,545, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered increased to 11,202,915,650.
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