Coronavirus Third Wave India Highlights, Coronavirus Statistics India August 1 Highlights: As the threat of a third wave looms large, India reported 41,831 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, slightly more than Saturday’s count, according to data from the Union Health Ministry data on Sunday. As many as 541 deaths linked to Coronavirus complications have been reported, while 39,258 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The national recovery rate is currently at 97.36%. Registering an increase for the fifth consecutive day, active Covid-19 cases in India have climbed to 4,10,952 and now comprises 1.30% of the total infections.
Kerala continues to report half of the total caseload in the country, In view of the fresh surge, the Kerala government imposed a complete lockdown during the weekend. Kerala has the highest number of districts (14) with a positivity rate of over 10%.
The government on Saturday said 46 districts spread across 10 states have a positivity rate of over 10%. Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan yesterday reviewed the Covid-19 situation in 10 states that has been witnessing an increasing trend in daily Covid cases, He urged these states to impose stricter restrictions in districts with a positivity rate above 10% to prevent/curtail the movement of people and formation of crowds in order to limit coronavirus infections. The 10 states that were reviewed were North-Eastern states, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, and Southern states of Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha in the east.
The center has also released 15% of the amount (nearly Rs 1,900 crore) under the Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness (ECRP-II) Package to the states to improve health infrastructure. The Union Health Ministry further said that more than 48.78 crore vaccine doses have been provided to States/Union Territories so far, and a further 68,57,590 doses are in pipeline. Of this, total consumption including wastages is 45,82,60,052 doses. India’s vaccination coverage surpassed 46.72 crores, more than 53.72 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the fourth phase of unlocking has started in Nagaland from today, with relaxation in Covid norms. The Odisha government has also eased Covid curbs despite a surge in Covid-19 cases. Weekend lockdown continued in Kerala and Uttar Pradesh.
As the world grapples with the Delta surge, here are the latest Covid updates from India and around the world: