COVID-19: India reports 16,326 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours; active caseload lowest in 233 days
India has registered 16,326 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours as per the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
COVID-19 latest news: India has registered 16,326 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours as per the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The country has administered 101.30 crore vaccine doses so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
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The recovery rate of the country stands at 98.16 per cent, which is the highest since March 2020. Around 17,677 recoveries have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,35,32,126. Furthermore, the present active caseload count stands at 0.51 per cent, which is less than 1 per cent and the lowest since March 2020.
The MoHFW also stands that the country's active caseload stands at 1,73,728 which is the lowest in 233 days.
It has to be noted that India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh 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 crore on June 2.
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."
The 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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