Coronavirus Cases in India Today, Coronavirus Statistics India Highlights: October began with a new surge as India reported over a 10 per cent increase in the daily cases on Friday. At 26,727, India has registered more than 20,000 cases for the second day in a row. However, there was a decline in the number of Covid deaths. The fatalities number fell below 300-mark to 277 today. Another key indicator – active cases – also witness a new decline in the last 24 hours. The updated health bulletin shows that nearly there was a decline of around 2,000 in terms of active cases in India. The government records state that there are 2,75,224 active cases in the country as of today. This is the lowest in 196 days, the data shows.
A conversation between two prominent lawyers have sparked a new thread of conversations among people about the need for booster doses and the grim status of vaccine inequity. Senior Advocates Harish Salve and Mukul Rohtagi’s conversation has gone viral. Rohtagi reportedly spoke about his third dose, which he took in Dubai. He also said that the doctors are saying that there will be a need for ‘4th and 5th dose too’. Many people say that while there is a growing trend of the same set of the population getting vaccinated, the world is still looking at the vast majority of nations that don’t have enough stock for even the first dose.
Now, some updates on CoWin. Dr RS Sharma, National Health Authority CEO, has said that now CoWin will allow international travellers to download the global version of their CoWin certificate. This would mean that the international version will show the date of birth of the beneficiary. Many say that this should resolve the India-UL issue of Cowin certification.
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