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Covid-19 India Update: 28,591 New Cases, Centre Issues Rules For Covid-19 Death Certificate

According to reports, with the administration of over 2 crore vaccine doses in just 20 days, Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the fastest state in India to carry out Covid-19 vaccination. Reportedly, the daily rate of vaccination in UP is more than that of the US and Russia.

India reported 28,591 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 14% lower than yesterday.

34,848 patients recovered during the last 24 hours. With this the recovery rate has increased to 97.51%. Daily positivity rate reaches at 1.87%, less than 3% for the last 13 days.

India’s Active Caseload is currently at 3,84,921. Active cases now constitute 1.16% of total cases.

Southern states continue to remain a worry as India fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Relatively,  the two most affected states recording maximum Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours are Kerala and Maharashtra.

Kerala continues to record cases below 30,000 as the state hits a new low of 20,487 new Covid-19 cases, 181 deaths and 22,155 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

The Kerala government is conducting a seroprevalence study to take stock of the spread of Covid-19 virus among the people in the state.

Maharashtra reported 3,075 new Covid-19 cases, 35 deaths and 3,056 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

Other states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh continue to report over 1000 fresh new cases.

Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 35 new Covid-19 cases, 0 death and 44 recoveries in last 24 hours.

In a bid to ramp up the vaccination process, India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed 73.82 Crore.

While chairing a high-level meeting to review the Covid-19 related situation and the vaccination drive in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told all states to keep buffer stock of medicines in every district and underlined the need for constant genome sequencing to monitor emergence of mutants.

India may soon get its fourth Covid-19 vaccine. Sources have said that Zydus Cadila`s needle-free vaccine ZyCoV-D is likely to be available by early October. It is the world`s first plasmid DNA vaccine for Covid-19. 

The government has informed the Supreme court that the health ministry and ICMR have come up with the guidelines for issuing an official document for the Covid-19 related deaths. According to the guidelines, only those Covid-19 deaths will be considered which have been diagnosed through RT-PCR test, Rapid Antigen Test, Molecular test and clinical diagnosis through investigations in hospitals.