INDIA reported a total of 3,614 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, which is marginally lower than the previous day’s figure. 5,185 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. The Recovery Rate is currently at 98.71%.
The daily positivity rate is at 0.44%. India’s Active caseload currently stands at 40,559 and Active cases stand at 0.09%.
The cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country have exceeded 179.13 Cr.
A new paper in the Lancet indicates that India’s Covid-19 deaths were vastly under-reported and estimates that up to the end of 2021 India had the highest number of cumulative excess deaths in the world at 4.07 million deaths.
The Centre on March 11 termed this paper as “speculative and misinformed”. The Lancet reported on March 10 that although excess mortality rates due to Covid among Indian states are not the highest in the world, because of India’s large population, the country accounted for around 22.3 percent of global excess deaths as of December 31, 2021.
China reported its highest daily total of coronavirus cases in two years on March 11 as authorities in Shanghai and other major cities stepped up targeted lockdowns and testing to halt the highly transmissible Omicron variant.