Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave Highlights: India once again crossed the 40,000-mark with 46, 164 new coronavirus cases were detected on Thursday. It was the second day in a row when the Covid deaths were above the 600-mark. At 604, there was a slight dip in the daily Covid fatalities, the national bulletin said.
One of the key factors in the latest spike in the daily cases is the post-Onam surge in Kerala. The state, which has been reporting more than half of the total cases in the country, has reported over 31,000 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the highest that the ‘God’s Own Country’ has witnessed since May. The test positivity rate of Kerala has touched a frightening level of 19 per cent, an Indian Express report says.
Another worrying sign is the rising active cases in India. The government data shows that there was a jump of around 11,000 active cases in the last 24 hours. At present, India has 3,33,725 active Covid-19 cases, the health update says.
The national recovery rate remains at a healthy level of 97.63 per cent, the health ministry data says. On the vaccination front, India has now achieved a new milestone as over 60 crore Covid jabs have been administered nationwide during the mass vaccination drive. The daily testing is at a moderate level of nearly 18 lakh Covid tests conducted in a day, the ICMR data shows.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has said that the pace of new coronavirus cases has stabilised. The UN agency says that globally, 4.5 million cases are being reported in a day. This comes after a sharp spike that was witnessed in the last 60 days. India is still among the top nations reporting a maximum number of cases, the WHO tally shows. Along with India, the US, Brazil, Iran and Britain have been reporting a high number of coronavirus cases.
In India, a lot is being talked about the endemic phase of the coronavirus pandemic after the statement by WHO’s top scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan. While the current phase may have reported moderate levels of new infections, the point is about an unpredictable trajectory in future. Major states such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka have reopened schools and unlocked key economic activities.
Apart from this, the festive season can also impact the Covid recovery in India. Along with under 1-crore Covid jabs on daily basis, the cumulative coverage is still far from the desired levels.
Here are the latest Covid updates from India and around the globe: