Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Highlights: Amid a spurt in Covid-19 cases, India achieved a new milestone by administering the highest doses of vaccination. Over one crore does of Covid-19 vaccine were given in one day for the first time on August 27, according to the data from Union Health Ministry. A total of 1,00,64, 032 doses of vaccine were administered on Friday. Uttar Pradesh administered the most number of doses among all states at 28.62 lakh on August 27.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed this ‘momentous feat’ and appreciated the goal achieved in making the vaccination drive a success. Indi also achieved the highest weekly vaccination figure of nearly 4.5 crore doses from August 21 to 27. Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh organized special vaccination campaigns to push the numbers further.
Meanwhile, India reported 46,759 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, which is the highest in nearly two months, taking the overall Covid-19 tally to 3,26,49,947. The number of daily Covid-19 deaths also increased by over 500. With 509 fatalities, the death toll surged to 4,37,370, according to Union Health Ministry data on Saturday. Kerala remains the top contributor to India’s Covid-19 tally with 32,801 new infections. The number of active cases in the county has surged to 3,59,775 and now accounts for 1.10 per cent of India’s total Covid infections. The national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.56 per cent, the ministry said.
Kerala has been reporting high Covid-19 cases for over a month now. The state was advised by the Centre to follow a fivefold strategy to control the spread of Coronavirus infections, along with Maharashtra. Union Health Secretary in a letter has asked the two states to consider night curfews in areas with high coronavirus case numbers as the country reported more than 40,000 new infections for two days in a row on Friday. Kerala has accounted for more than half of the total active cases, followed by 16% in the western state of Maharashtra.
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