Cases of Coronavirus in India, Coronavirus Cases Covid Highlights: The center remains vigilant ahead of the festive season that started with Navratri on Thursday as India registered 19,740 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, 7.1 percent lower than yesterday, bringing the total caseload to 3,39,35,309. As many as 248 deaths were reported during the same time, increasing the total reported death count to 4,50,375.
Night curfew has been extended by a month in eight cities – Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Junagadh & Bhavnagar – between 12 pm and 6 am, till 10th November as the state decks up for ‘garba’ celebrations to avoid overcrowding amid all festivities. Kerala continues to have the highest number of Covid cases. The state, however, has been showing a decline in the daily fresh cases after crossing the 30,000-mark post-Onam festival in August.
Meanwhile, 93.99 crore vaccines have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination drive as India inches close to the 100 crore milestone. More than 71 lakh vaccines were administered yesterday, said the Health Ministry data. AIIMs Director Randeep Guleria has, however, warned not to lower the guards as the pandemic is not yet over.