COVID-19: India witnesses 16,156 new cases and 733 deaths in last 24 hours
As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country recorded 16,156 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Cases India: India witnessed a slight spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country recorded 16,156 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours. There has also been an increase in the number of deaths which is 733 over the last 24 hours.
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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.
India has also recorded 17,095 recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 3,36,14,434. The country's active caseload currently stands at 1,60,989 which is 0.47 per cent of the total number of cases.
In the vaccination scenario, 104.04 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
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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