India records highest number of coronavirus cases in a day in eight months
New Delhi : India has witnessed its highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in eight months, with 12,591 new cases reported in a single day. The country's active caseload has reached 65,286, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The death toll has risen to 5,31,230, with 40 new COVID-related fatalities reported, including 11 fatalities reconciled by the southern state of Kerala. The total number of coronavirus cases in India stands at 44.8 million.
The daily positivity rate is 5.46 percent, while the weekly positivity rate is 5.32 percent. Active cases now account for 0.15 percent of the total infections, and the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 98.67 percent. The Health Ministry reported that 4,42,61,476 people have recovered from COVID-19 in India, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 percent.
The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has administered 2.2 billion doses of the coronavirus vaccine so far. However, the recent surge in COVID cases in India has raised concerns about a possible third wave of the pandemic. Several states have already imposed restrictions and lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus.
The Indian government has stepped up its vaccination efforts in recent weeks to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. The situation remains challenging, and it is essential to continue following COVID-appropriate behavior, such as wearing masks, maintaining social distance, and getting vaccinated, to keep the virus under control.