India reported 18,132 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is marginally less than the previous day figure. 21,563 patients recovered during the last 24 hours.
Kerala reported 10,691 new Covid 19 cases and 85 deaths in the last 24 hours. Tamil Nadu reported 1,329 new Covid-19 cases, and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours.
As India enters the festival season, a survey by a digital community-based platform that has measured basic COVID-19 safeguards found that only 13 per cent people rated mask compliance in their area and district as effective while just 6 per cent termed social distancing norms as beneficial.
The survey found that 65,000 responses from citizens residing in 366 districts of India, found out how people were complying to mask and social distancing protocols in cities and districts, while travelling in flights/airports, trains/railway stations and bus/bus stands as well as places like vaccination centres which many have visited in the last few months.