Coronavirus Cases in India Today, Coronavirus Variant Delta Plus Cases Highlights: The active cases in India continue to decline as recoveries outnumber the new cases. In the last 24 hours, the country witnessed 43,071 new cases of coronavirus, while the recoveries were 52,299. However, the number of deaths in the past 24 hours stood at 955. With this, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India has reached 3,05,45,433, and the recovery rate in the country has reached 97.09%. However, active cases still constitute 1.59% of the total cases, while the fatality rate stands at 1.32%. Maharashtra and Kerala continue to be a cause for concern as both the states have active cases of over 1 lakh each, with Maharashtra recording a net increase of 723 in the number of active cases in the last 24 hours, meaning that the state saw more new cases than recoveries during the day.
Meanwhile, the vaccination drive is still going on full throttle as 63,87,849 doses were administered on Saturday, taking the total number of vaccine doses administered to 35,12,21,306. Moreover, now, with the Centre allowing the vaccination of pregnant women as well, the path has been cleared for the inoculation of the entire adult population of India to be undertaken.
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