India records 31,251 new cases, Home Secy discusses vaccine plans with States

India recorded 31,521 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours on Thursday, taking the total number of active coronavirus cases in the country to 3,72,293, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

With 37,725 new recoveries, the number of overall recovered COVID-19 patients stand at 97,67,371, pushing the recovery rate to 94.66 per cent.

The overall COVID-19 cases reached 97,67,371, including 3,72,293 active cases and 92,53,306 recoveries. With 412 new deaths, the casualties mounted to 1,41,772.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday claimed that while a vaccine against Covid-19 was just about a month away, the infectious virus had already been contained in the state.

Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Thursday reviewed with top officials of state governments the arrangements for the roll-out of vaccines when these are available and asked them to prepare a database of frontline workers like police personnel who will be administered on priority, officials said.