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Covid-19 India Update: Active Infections Dip to 3,01,989 Cases, Lowest in 186 Days

New Delhi: Keeping the number of new cases below the 30K-mark, India on Wednesday reported 26,964 new Covid-19 cases, slightly up from the previous day’s tally of 26,115 cases. As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country saw a rise in fatalities with 383 deaths recorded in the last… Continue reading Covid-19 India Update: Active Infections Dip to 3,01,989 Cases, Lowest in 186 Days

People wait to receive COVID-19 vaccine dose during a ‘vaccination drive’ in Birbhum district, on Sep 21, 2021. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Keeping the number of new cases below the 30K-mark, India on Wednesday reported 26,964 new Covid-19 cases, slightly up from the previous day’s tally of 26,115 cases.

As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country saw a rise in fatalities with 383 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. Yesterday the numbers had dipped to 252 fatalities.

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The number of recoveries stayed at the same level with 34,167 outpatients recorded across the country, down from 34,469 recoveries recorded on Tuesday. This took the total number of recoveries to 3,27,83,741 outpatients in the country, as of Sept 21.

The number of active cases, lowest in 186 days, dipped to 3,01,989 active infections down from the tally of 3,09,575 cases recorded on Tuesday.

These statistics took the total number of cases to 3,35,31,498, while the total number of deaths stood at 4,45,768 lives lost so far.

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On the vaccination front, the total number of doses administered has crossed 82 crores as of Tuesday, with an average increase of a crore more doses given each day. As many as 82,65,15,754 doses were administered since January 16, and out of these 75,57,529 doses were given in the last 24 hours.

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday extended gratitude to India for resuming crucial COVID vaccine shipments to COVAX from October. Ghebreyesus also said that the move will help WHO to reach its goal of 40 per cent vaccination in all countries by the end of the year.