Coronavirus Cases in India Today, Coronavirus Statistics India Highlights: As the Union government strengthens focus on achieving the national vaccination target by the end of the year, India witnessed a single-day rise of 16,326 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 3,41,59,562 while the active cases have declined to 1,73,728, the lowest in 233 days, according to the Union health ministry’s data updated on Saturday.
The centre urged states and Union Territories to target those beneficiaries waiting for their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine after their interval period has been over. The Union Health Ministry also suggested that the states and Union Territories review the progress of such district-wise plans daily to ensure saturation of all eligible beneficiaries
The government also released an advisory ahead of the major festivals like Diwali, Dhanteras, Eid next month for the commons promoting online shopping and avoiding unnecessary travel to stop infection rates from spiralling.
The recovery rate stood at 998.1 per cent, the highest since March while the weekly positivity rate remains less than 2 per cent for the last 30 days.
Daily Covid deaths also spiked today after Kerala added 292 fatalities from earlier periods; minus that the southern state reported 271 deaths in the past 24 hours.
Here are the latest coronavirus-related updates from India and around the globe: