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COVID-19: India records lowest new coronavirus cases in 24 hours
India has recorded 10,126 new coronavirus cases, lowest in 266 days, and 332 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
COVID-19 Coronavirus Cases India: India has recorded 10,126 new coronavirus cases, lowest in 266 days, and 332 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
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It has to be noted that India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakhs on August 23, 40 lakhs on September 5 and 50 lakhs on September 16. It went past 60 lakhs on September 28, 70 lakhs on October 11, crossed 80 lakhs on October 29, 90 lakhs on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crores on June 2.
On the vaccination front, 109.08 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
At present, the country's active cases stands at 1,40,638 which is the lowest in 263 days and less than 1 per cent of the total number of cases.
The recovery rate currently stands at 98.25 per cent which is the highest since March 2020. 11,982 recoveries in the last 24 hours have also been recorded taking the total recoveries to 3,37,75,086.
According to an earlier report by ANI, Dr Sekhar C Mande, Director General, CSIR said, "We have been able to get a large population vaccinated with the first dose and even with the second dose. Our vaccines do prevent the disease to a large extent. If tested positive after being jabbed, the severity of COVID-19 is also reduced. Even if the third wave comes, then the intensity will be low and much less compared to the second wave."
ANI also reported that Mahindra Agarwal, Professor at IIT Kanpur had said that the emergence of another wave depends on the emergence of a more infectious strain.
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