Coronavirus India Updates: Fresh Cases Drop Below 10,000 For the First Time Since June
Fresh cases of coronavirus infection in India dropped below 10,000 as the nation conducts the world’s largest vaccination drive.
India reported 9,102 new cases in the last 24 hours -- the lowest since June 3 -- according to the health ministry’s data as of 8 a.m. on Tuesday. That’s lower than 15,901 patients who recovered from the virus in the same time period, taking active cases below 1.8 lakh. India had over 10 lakh live infections in mid-September.
Almost a year has passed since India detected the first case of Covid-19 in Kerala. The virus since has infected over 1.06 crore people; 1.03 crore recovered, while more than 1.53 lakh have succumbed to it. The nation has vaccinated more than 16 lakh frontline workers against the virus.
India is conducting the world's biggest inoculation drive for its frontline workers with two vaccines—Covidshield, the U.K.’s Oxford-AstraZeneca manufactured by Serum Institute of India Ltd.; Covaxin, locally developed shot by Bharat Biotech International Ltd. that has been granted emergency approval even before it submitted phase 3 trial and efficacy data. India is also shipping out vaccines to neighbouring countries Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Maldives and Seychelles while Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Mauritius are awaiting clearance.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 1,06,76,838
- Active cases: 1,77,266
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,03,45,985
- Deaths: 1,53,587
- Number of fresh cases in the last 24 hours: 9,102
- One-day recoveries: 15,901
- One-day deaths: 117
Global coronavirus cases approached the 100 million mark, as infections in the U.S. surpassed 25 million.
The U.S. is stepping up surveillance of virus variants to monitor their impact on vaccines. Hong Kong lifted a weekend lockdown that affected thousands of residents after it completed testing the people in the area. Taiwan ordered its broadest lockdown to control a widening outbreak. The U.K. is considering tightening border controls to prevent the import of new strains of the virus. France may go into another lockdown within days.
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