India’s daily COVID-19 cases remain below 3 lakh for fifth straight day; single-day toll still over 4,000-India News , Technomiz

India’s daily COVID-19 cases remain below 3 lakh for fifth straight day; single-day toll still over 4,000-India News , Technomiz

Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: The active cases in India on Friday further reduced to 30.27 lakh comprising 11.63% of the total 2.6 crore infections registered so far

Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: India's daily COVID-19 cases remain below 3 lakh for fifth straight day; single-day toll still over 4,000

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Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: The active COVID-19 cases in India on Friday further reduced to 30,27,925, comprising 11.63 percent of the total cases of infection registered so far. With 2.59 lakh new cases, India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 2.6 crore on Friday.

India registered 2,59,591 fresh coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, pushing the overall count over 2.60 crore on Friday, said the Union health ministry.

With the death of 4,209 more patients in the past 24 hours, the COVID-19 toll in the country increased over 2.91 lakh on Friday, said the Union health ministry. This takes the national fatality rate to 1.12 percent.

However, daytime curbs in the state were relaxed and shops, shopping malls, business establishments and other business activities were allowed between 9 am to 3 pm.

The Gujarat government on Thursday extended night curfew in 36 cities of the state till 28 May to stop the spread of coronavirus infections.

Following a direction by the Centre, the state government also notified mucormycosis or black fungus as pandemic under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Mucormycosis is being found mostly in those who have recovered from COVID-19 .

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed 19 crore, the Union health ministry said on Thursday.

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On the 125th day of the vaccination drive on Thursday, a total of 14,56,088 vaccine doses – 12,73,785 first dose and 1,82,303 second dose – were given according to provisional report till 8 pm, the ministry data showed.

The ministry said of these 7,36,514 beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 received their first dose on Thursday, and cumulatively the number reached 85,84,054 since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive on 1 May.

“India achieves a new landmark in its vaccination drive as the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 19 crore (19,18,10,604) as per the 8 pm provisional report,” the ministry said about the overall vaccination figures so far.

The total figure includes 97,23,296 healthcare workers (HCWs) who have taken the first dose and 66,80,206 HCWs who have taken the second dose.

As many as 1,47,84,918 frontline workers (FLWs) have received the first dose, and 82,84,445 FLWs their second dose.

Also, 85,84,054 individuals in the 18-44 years age group have received the first dose. Besides, 5,98,12,707 and 95,75,946 beneficiaries aged over 45 to 60 years old have been administered the first and second dose respectively while, 5,62,36,899 and 1,81,28,133 above 60 years have taken the first and second dose.

Final reports would be completed for the day by late night.

The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry underlined.

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