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India Records 2.55 Lakh New Covid Cases, Positivity Rate Down From 20.75% To 15.52%

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will interact virtually with the health ministers of nine states and union territories over the COVID-19 situation today.

New Delhi: India reported 2,55,874 new COVID cases, 614 related-deaths and 2,67,753 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The cases recorded were 50,190 less than yesterday. The positivity rate also saw a decline from 20.75% to 15.52%. The total number of active cases in the country now stand at 22,36,842.

The weekly positivity rate is now at 17.17% while the recovery rate in the nation stands at 93.15%. A total of 71.88 crore tests have been conducted so far, with 16,49,108 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

Take a look at the update from the Ministry of Health’s official Twitter account:

The national capital on Monday reported a 37 per cent dip in COVID-19 cases as the city logged 5,760 new infections and 30 deaths as the positivity rate went down to 11.79 per cent. The active cases in the national capital stood at 45,140, while 14,836 were discharged.

Mumbai reported a further drop in daily COVID-19 cases as it logged 1,857 new infections on Monday. The city reported 503 recoveries and 11 deaths, while the active cases stood at 21,142. The overall growth rate of Covid cases in Mumbai stood at 0.47 per cent.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will interact virtually with the health ministers of nine states and union territories over the COVID-19 situation on Tuesday, the official sources informed ANI.

According to sources, these states and UTs include Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Ladakh, Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh.

Daily COVID-19 cases in India will start declining after February 15, official Government sources said on Monday. “COVID cases in the country will decline after February 15. The cases have started reducing and stabilising in some States and metro cities,” sources told ANI.

Stressing that COVID-19 vaccination has reduced the impact of the third wave, the government sources further added, “Union Health Ministry is coordinating with States and Union Territories. 74 per cent of the adult population is fully vaccinated.”

As cases rise globally, World Health Organisation Director- General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned that there is no “endgame” to the pandemic, but there could be an end to the acute phase. He warned countries becoming complacent of the virus and raised concerns over low vaccination rates.

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