On Thursday, India recorded nearly 43,000 new COVID-19 cases, a 14% increase from the previous day.
The increase is due to an increase in the number of illnesses reported from Kerala, which has regularly reported about 70% of all new cases.
Active cases now make up 1.19 percent of all cases. The daily positive rate was 2.38 percent, while the weekly rate was 2.43 percent.
India’s death toll approaches 3.31 million, with 4.41 lakh people killed
According to the Union Health Ministry, India had recorded a total of 3,31,39,981 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday morning. The death toll has risen to 4,41,749 people.
So far, 3,23,04,618 people have recovered, while 3,93,614 are still infected.
India registered 43,263 new infections, 40,567 new discharges, and 338 new fatalities in the last 24 hours.
So far, 71,65,97,428 vaccination doses have been given.
The second wave in India peaked on May 7
The second wave in India peaked on May 7, with 4.14 lakh single-day instances recorded, more than four times the number of cases reported in the first wave in mid-September 2020.
Despite the fact that infections have decreased since the second wave peaked, India passed the 3 crore barrier on June 23.
On December 19, 2020, India passed the one-crore barrier, and on May 4, 2021, it passed the two-crore mark.
Nearly 70% of new cases are centered in Kerala
Maharashtra reported 4,174 new COVID-19 cases and 4,155 additional recoveries.
Kerala, the state with the second-highest number of new cases after Maharashtra, reported 30,196 new cases and 27,579 discharges.
Meanwhile, Karnataka, the third worst-affected state, recorded 1,102 new cases and 1,458 recoveries.
Tamil Nadu, the fourth most severely affected state, reported 1,587 new cases and 1,594 recoveries.
Andhra Pradesh reported a total of 1,361 new cases and 1,288 recoveries.
The WHO forbids affluent countries from providing booster dosages
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, stated on Wednesday that wealthy countries should refrain from providing booster doses because poorer countries are still battling to give vaccination injections to their population.
“I will not stay silent when companies and countries that control the global supply of vaccines think the world’s poor should be satisfied with leftovers,” Dr. Ghebreyesus stated.
It is not possible to assume that all second-wave deaths were caused by negligence: SC
The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that courts cannot infer that all COVID-19 deaths during the second wave were the result of carelessness.
The court was considering a petition seeking compensation for the family of individuals who died as a result of medical malpractice.
“The second wave had such an impact across the country that it cannot be presumed that all deaths happened due to negligence,” the court stated.
Telangana will conduct a vaccination delivery drone trial run
Telangana will begin a trial run for distributing vaccinations through drones on Thursday, with the goal of improving the last-mile connection. Skye Air Mobility, located in Delhi, has partnered with Blue Dart for the three-phase study, which will not include the delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations during the trial period.