Covid-19 India Updates: Over 41,000 New Cases, 895 Deaths In Last 24 Hours
New cases of Covid-19 in India remained above the 41,000-mark even as the active infection caseload fell slightly.
41,506 people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry's update as of 8 a.m. The country recorded 41,526 recoveries, taking the active infection tally slightly lower to 4.54 lakh.
Nearly 900 people succumbed to the deadly disease during the same period. Total death count from Covid stood at 4.08 lakh.
Several Indian states have now eased local restrictions as cases have declined from its peak in May. Still, worries about the emergence of new variants of Covid-19 remain. A number of tourist hotspots have also started witnessing rise in footfall.
India's Union Home Secretary, on Saturday, held a meeting to review the steps taken by state governments to check the spread of Covid-19 at hill stations and other tourist locations. Covid management and vaccination status for Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal was discussed. The home secretary also sounded caution to these states for ensuring that tourists follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.
Total confirmed cases: 3,08,37,222
Total number of active cases: 4,54,118
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 2,99,75,064
Total deaths: 4,08,040
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 41,506
Number of recoveries in a day: 41,526
Deaths recorded in a day: 895
Total vaccination shots administered: 37,09,31,729
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