India reports 30,941 fresh coronavirus cases

India recorded 30,941 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, 27.9% lower than yesterday, the government data this morning showed. The active cases account for 1.13 per cent of the overall cases (3,27,68,880); the active caseload stood at 3,70,640.

A new coronavirus variant – C.1.2 Strain – first identifed in South Africa in May has been found in six countries so far, according to reports, in fresh worry amid global fight against the pandemic. The mutations on the virus “are associated with increased transmissibility” and an increased ability to evade antibodies, experts have said.

In the last 24 hours, Kerala reported 19,622 fresh cases, highest daily rise recorded by a state in the last 24 hours. The surge in infections in Kerala has emerged as key concern for India.

India has given over 64 crore doses of vaccination so far while chasing a goal of vaccinating 108 crore adults by the end of this year.