New Delhi: India recorded 43,654 COVID cases and 640 deaths in the last 24 hours. As per the official details, the cases are 47 percent higher than yesterday when infections dipped below 30,000 for the first time in nearly four months.
The Indian government on Tuesday sounded a warning against any sort of laxity. “The pandemic is far from over… globally. We have to be careful… We may be tired, but not the virus, this is an alert for us,” said Dr VK Paul, chairman of the National Expert Committee on Vaccine Administration.
In the last 24 hours, Kerala recorded 22,129 fresh cases. The surge in Kerala is worrying even as other states have seen a considerable drop in infections. “Up to 50 per cent of new cases are coming from Kerala and Maharashtra. The fatalities are low because their health infrastructure is good,” a source in Health Ministry has said.
After much criticism over the centre’s statement in parliament that ‘no deaths have been reported due to the shortage of oxygen by states’, sources known to NDTV said the government has now sought data from states and union territories. The data is expected to be presented in the parliament before the end of the monsoon session next month.
According to the country’s Health Ministry, the country’s active caseload this morning stood at 3,99,436 with active cases constituting 1.27 per cent of the cases recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.
So far, 44.61 crore vaccine doses have been administered as the government aims to vaccinate all adults by the end of this year.
While Maharashtra recorded 6,258 fresh COVID cases, Karnataka reported 1,501 cases and Tamil Nadu recorded 1,767 infections.
Globally, 19.53 crore infections have been recorded so far, and over 41 lakh deaths. India has recorded 3.14 crore total cases and the US has reported 3.14 crore cases.