COVID-19: India recorded 10,423 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, lowest in 259 days

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Cases India: India has recorded 10,423 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours as per the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). It is the lowest number of cases in 259 days. The country has recorded 443 deaths over the last 24 hours.

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As per the data from the MoHFW, 106.85 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. The current recovery rate is 98.21 per cent. 15,021  recoveries have been recorded in the last 24 hours increasing the total recoveries to 3,36,83,581.

India’s active caseload stands at 1,53,776 which is the lowest in 250 days. Furthermore, the active caseload account for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.45 per cent, it is the lowest since March 2020.

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.

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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