COVID-19 Update: India recorded 13,451 new cases and 585 deaths; 103.53 crore vaccination doses administered till now
India has reported 13,451 new coronavirus cases and 585 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 reported 13,451 new coronavirus cases and 585 deaths in the last 24 hours as per the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ( MoHFW).This is a slight rise from the total number of cases recorded yesterday. On Tuesday, the country recorded 12,428 COVID-19 cases which was the lowest in 238 days and 356 deaths.
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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 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.
At present, India's active caseload stands at 1,62,661 which is the lowest in 242 days. The active cases account for about 0.48 per cent which is the lowest since March 2020.
In the vaccination scenario, India administered 103.53 crore vaccine doses under the under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
The country has also recorded 14,021 recoveries in the last 24 hours increasing the total number of recoveries to 3,35,97,339.
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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