India’s total cases reach 76,51,108

Today is the 212th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

With 717 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,15,914. Total active cases are 7,40,090 after a decrease of 8448 in last 24 hours. Total cured/migrated cases are 67,95,103 with 61,775 new discharges in last 24 hours.

So far, India has recorded 76,51,108 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,15,914 deaths. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have reported the highest number of cases.

However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 88.8 percent. ‘Unlock 5.0’ is underway.

The downward curve of Covid-19 cases in the country continued on Tuesday, when 54,486 fresh infections were recorded, the lowest for any day other than Monday since August 4. The day’s death toll, however, rose to 710, higher than the count in the past two days.

China has vaccinated 60,000 people against the coronavirus and none of them have experienced any adverse reactions, a senior official said on Tuesday, acknowledging for the first time the scope of a mass vaccination campaign that has occurred even before the completion of late-stage trials.

In his address to the nation yesterday ahead of the festive season, Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned citizens against complacency in fighting COVID-19.

In the speech that lasted 12 minutes, the PM said that the lockdown may be over, but the virus remains.