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.
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.
- 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
Vaccine coverage won’t reach a point that would stop transmission of the virus in the foreseeable future, the World Health Organization said. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world is risking more virus variations by not pushing for vaccines in developing nations.
Moderna plans to begin human studies of a booster shot for its vaccine to help protect against a more-transmissible South Africa virus variant. Merck & Co. is abandoning its two experimental vaccines.
Globally, coronavirus cases exceeded 99.6 million with more than 2.1 million dead rom the infection.
According to a Bloomberg ranking, New Zealand holds onto pole position for the third month running as the best place to ride out the pandemic, while Mexico remains last of the ranked economies.