Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India Reports 16,135 new cases, 24 deaths in last 24 hours

Coronavirus Cases in Major Cities: Vaccination drive organised in a school in Puducherry on Saturday. (Source: Twitter, Ministry of health)

Covid-19 News Updates: India reported 16,135 new Covid-19 cases Monday, slightly up from 16,103 infections logged Sunday and 24 deaths, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The active cases now stand at 1,13,864 and 5,25,223 deaths have been recorded across the country till date. As many as 4,28,79,477 patients have been discharged, the health ministry data also shows.

Delhi reported 648 new Covid-19 cases Sunday and 5 related deaths, according to the health department. The positivity rate stands at 4.29 per cent, it added. Meanwhile, Mumbai recorded 761 fresh Covid-19 cases.

The ministry of health on Saturday released data on India’s cumulative vaccination coverage. According to the data, more than 8 lakh vaccine doses were administered on July 2, 2022. The report stated: India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 197.94 Crore (1,97,94,45,839) as on July 2. More than 8 lakh (8,84,921) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase further. The ministry on Saturday also conducted a vaccination drive for eligible school children in Puducherry under the #HarGharDastak 2.0 programme.

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Mumbai city reported 811 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, while 1.909 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. The total number of active cases in the city stands at 8,610.

India reported 17,092 new Covid-19 cases and 29 deaths in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Saturday, data from the Union health ministry said. The total number of active cases in the country now stands at 1,09,568.

New Covid cases in Mumbai dropped further to 978 on Friday, a day after the city registered 1,265 cases. Mumbai’s daily caseload plunged by 22.6 per cent in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate (TPR) — the number of positive cases out of the total tests conducted — stood at 7.8 per cent in the city with 12,452 tests conducted on Friday. The city also witnessed two Covid-related deaths. A nine-year-old girl, who had underlying comorbidities such as epilepsy and glycogen Storage Disorder Type III, succumbed to the infection.

A graph depicting the Covid-19 trend in India. (Source: Twitter)

Delhi on Friday reported 813 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 5.30 per cent, while three more people succumbed to the viral disease, according to data shared by the health department.This is the second consecutive day when the daily case count has been recorded in the range of 800-1,000. With the fresh infections and fatalities, Delhi’s caseload climbed to 19,35,687 and the death toll increased to 26,264, the health department bulletin said.

First published on: 03-07-2022 at 07:49:35 am

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