New Delhi: India reported a total of 5,675 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, decreasing marginally from case count of 5,880 on April 10. India’s overall active caseload currently stands at 37,093, with a daily positivity rate of 2.88 per cent and a weekly positivity rate of 3.81 per cent, according to the inputs received from news agency ANI. A total of 3,761 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the overall count to 4,42,00,079. Currently, the recovery rate in the country stands at 98.73 per cent.
Delhi reported 980 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours with a positivity rate of 25.98 per cent, according to a daily bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department on Tuesday (April 11). Meanwhile, the cumulative number of active cases in the national capital stood at 2,876 and the case fatality rate stood at 1.32 per cent, according to the inputs received by news agency ANI.
Earlier on Monday, the national capital reported 484 cases with a positivity rate of 26.58 per cent and total active cases in the national capital stood at 2338. A total of 603 patients recovered from Covid while a total of 1821 tests were conducted out of which 235 were rapid antigen tests and 1,586 were RT-PCR tests in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra recorded 919 fresh coronavirus cases and one fatality, which raised the tally of infections to 81,51,176, a state health department official said. With the latest fatality, the cumulative COVID-19 death toll rose to 1,48,461, he said.
A day earlier, the state had seen a drop in infections as it reported 328 cases and one death. On Sunday, the state had logged 788 COVID-19 cases.
Himachal Pradesh recorded 420 new coronavirus infections and two deaths in the last 24 hours. The two deceased include an 81-year-old woman from Kullu and a 100-year-old man from Una district, health officials said, adding that with the recent deaths, the total number of fatalities in the hill state has risen to 4,206. The new cases have increased the total number of active cases in the state to 1,863. The positivity rate has increased to 7 per cent.
Tamil Nadu has witnessed a gradual increase in coronavirus cases. The number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu rose to 401 in the last 24 hours. Another person succumbed to the infection in the state. Tamil Nadu has reported a death due to COVID-19 for the second day in a row, taking the total number of deaths so far to 38,052. State Health Minister Ma. Subramanian advised people to wear masks amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in the state. Speaking in the Assembly, the Health Minister said,
About a month ago, COVID cases were fewer.” But recently, we’ve noticed a surge in cases. Not only in Tamil Nadu, many states across India are witnessing a sudden spike in infections. After assessing the prevailing situation, we have made masks mandatory in all hospitals as of April 1. We are also urging the public to wear masks.
Amid the rise in coronavirus cases, a total of 220.66 crore vaccine doses (95.21 crore second doses and 22.87 crore precautionary doses) have been administered under the nationwide vaccination drive. In the last 24 hours, 358 vaccine doses were administered, according to ANI.
Earlier this week, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) advised citizens not to panic amid rising cases, saying that they should maintain proper hygiene. The medical body said,
Don’t panic. We have controlled it before, and we will do it now also with your support. The number of COVID cases is rising, but don’t panic. Maintain hygiene.
(With inputs from ANI)
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