India’s daily Covid-19 cases falls to 51,667, infection tally crosses 30.13 mn
According to the Union ministry of health and family, on Friday India’s Covid-19 cases rose by 51,667 and deaths by 1,329 over the last 24 hours, which took the overall tally to 30,134,445 and pushed the death toll at 3,93,310.
The number of active cases came down to 6,12,868 as 64,527 people recovered from the Covid-19 and the total number stands at 29,128,267.
Meanwhile, the Union health ministry said, as per the provisional report on Thursday, the vaccination drive reached above 300 million people. According to the report, the total count was 30,72,46,600. More than 6 million vaccine doses were administered on Thursday till 11:59pm, the health ministry informed.
Amid battling the second deadly wave of coronavirus for two months, the country is stressed about the possible third wave which is said to be more dangerous and dealt than the second one, and the latest mutation of the virus, Delta Plus.
So far, the country has recorded at least 40 cases of the Delta Plus variant, maximum cases being reported from Maharashtra and is followed by Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. The Delta Plus variant has been found in the Bhopal and Shivpuri districts of Madhya Pradesh, Ratnagiri and Jalgaon districts of Maharashtra, and Palakkad and Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala.
To outbreak the Delta Plus variant,the Centre on Thursday wrote the chief ministers of the three states and requested them to take up immediate containment measures.
In the letter, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan, requested the chief secretaries to take up immediate containment measures in districts that are reporting the cases of the latest mutation. Bhushan also asked them to prevent crowds and intermingling of people and asked them to conduct widespread testing, prompt tracing.