Coronavirus India Updates: Active Cases Decline For The Second Straight Day
A vial of Bharat Biotech Ltd. Covaxin vaccine for coronavirus at Sanjeevan Hospital in Daryaganj, New Delhi. (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Updates: Active Cases Decline For The Second Straight Day

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India’s active cases of Covid-19 declined for the second straight day, at a time the country’s vaccination drive is picking up momentum.

Authorities detected nearly 18,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on March 10. That’s less than the 20,600 recoveries during the period, taking active cases lower to 1.84 lakh.

However, there were 133 fatalities related to Covid-19 in the day, a sharp jump from the 10-month low reported on Tuesday.

Key Figures:

  • Total confirmed Covid-19 cases: 1,12,62,707
  • Active cases: 1,84,598
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,09,20,046
  • Deaths: 1,58,063
  • Total Vaccinations: 2,43,67,906
  • Fresh cases in the last 24 hours: 17,921
  • One-day recoveries: 20,652
  • One-day deaths: 133

India’s inoculation drive is picking up pace in its second phase, with more than 13 lakh shots administered in the last 24 hours. Total shots given in the country now adds up to more than two crore.

Global Virus Update

New Zealand released plans for a targeted rollout of vaccines over the next few months to those in the most at-risk groups. Malaysia is easing some curbs on travel between states.

Brazil reported a record number of Covid-19 deaths.

The European Union will propose a certificate that could ease travel for those who have taken vaccines. In the U.S., airlines are urging the Biden administration to develop virus passports as infections spread at the slowest pace since the pandemic began.

Globally Covid-19 cases topped 117.5 million with more than 2.6 million dead from the infection. Over 319 million vaccine shots have been given worldwide.

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