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Coronavirus India Update | 10 July: 42,766 New Cases, Tripura Reports 90 Cases Of Delta Plus Variant

India reported 42,766 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 45,254 patients recovered during the last 24 hours.
With this the recovery rate has increased to 97.20%. Daily positivity rate reaches at 2.19%, less than 3% for 19 consecutive days.

India’s Active Caseload declines to 4,55,033. Active cases now constitute 1.48% of total cases.

Ninety cases of the highly transmissible Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus have been detected in Tripura through the genome sequencing of samples. This is the first reported case of the deadly and highly infectious variant of Covid-19 in a northeast state. The emergence of Delta Plus strain in Tripura – which is one of the few states with good vaccination coverage has alarmed officials. In order to break the high transmission rate, Tripura has reimposed its 24 hours weekend curfew from 12 pm on 10 July till 6 am on 12 July.

The health ministry has pointed out that more than 50% of total Covid-19 cases are reported from Kerala and Maharashtra. It added that Maharashtra accounts for 21% and Kerala accounts for 32% of the cases.

Kerala reported 13,563 new Covid-19 cases, 130 deaths and 10,454 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra reported 8,992 new Covid-19 cases, 200 deaths and 10,458 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The health ministry has observed that there has been a decline of 8% in average daily new cases in the first week of July. 80% of the new cases have been reported from 90 districts of which 14 are in the north-eastern states.

The Union health ministry has said that 2 cases of the Kappa Covid-19 variant were detected in Uttar Pradesh. However, the Health Ministry has said that it is still a variant of interest. On 9 July, the Union health ministry cautioned states by saying that the second wave of Covid-19 is not over yet, asserting that it is necessary to keep following Covid-19 protocols in order to close the second wave fully.


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