Covid 19 In India News LIVE: India Reports 2,183 New Covid Cases And 214 Deaths In The Last 24 Hours

After the continuous decline in the Covid cases for the last 11 weeks, the cases have once again surged this week, rising by 35% over the previous seven days, with a sudden rise in the number, especially in Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. In terms of per day, the number of daily Covid infections in the country has witnessed a rise of “89.8 percent” on Monday from yesterday’s 1,150 cases, reporting 2,183 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. 

The national capital continues to register an increase in its daily COVID-19 cases as it reported 517 new infections during the last 24 hours. As per the Delhi health department, this is the highest number after February 20 when 570 COVID-19 cases were registered.

As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the daily case positivity rate has also seen a sudden rise from 0.31 percent (on Sunday) to 0.83 percent (on Monday), while the weekly positivity rate saw an uptick from 0.27 percent (on Sunday) to 0.32 (on Monday).

The total number of recoveries in the country since the onset of the pandemic stands at 4,25,10,773, and the recovery rate stands at 98.76 percent, whereas the death toll due to COVID-19 jumped to 5,21,965. However, with the recovery of 1,985 COVID patients in the last 24 hours, the active cases have witnessed a minor decline to 11,542 which account for 0.03 percent of the total cases. 

Around 2,61,440 COVID samples were tested in the country during this period taking the total number of samples tested till date to 83.21 crores. Under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, 2,66,459 COVID vaccines were administered during the period, taking the total number of vaccines administered to 1,86,54,94,355.

Amidst the continuous decline in the Covid cases over the last 11 weeks, a sudden rise in the cases is a matter of concern for the nation.

Though, the chances of a fourth wave of Covid-19 in India remains low, as per IIT Kanpur professor Manindra Agarwal, whose mathematical model has been a reference point for understanding the pandemic activity and behavior in the country over the past two years.

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