The single day rise in new coronavirus infections were recorded over 12,000 after 111 days, registering 38.4 per cent jump in daily cases while the active cases have increased to 58,215, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Thursday. A total 12,213 cases were reported in a span of 24 hours, taking India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases to 4,32,57,730 while the death toll has climbed to 5,24,803 with 11 fatalities.
The active cases comprise 0.13 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.65 per cent, the health ministry said. An increase of 4,578 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.35 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was at 2.38 per cent, according to the health ministry.
Kerala is seeing a gradual rise in Covid-19 cases with 3,419 fresh infections reported, bringing the total active cases to 18,345 and the caseload to 65,89,307 till June 15. On Tuesday, according to data provided on the Government of Kerala dashboard, the number of fresh cases was 3,488, the highest in the state in the last 2-3 months. Eight deaths were also reported on Wednesday, bringing the total casualties in the state due to the pandemic to 69,853 till June 15.
In view of the increase in the Covid-19 cases in Kerala, the health department has announced that there will be a special 6-day long vaccination drive starting from Thursday, June 16, for administering precaution doses of the vaccine to those requiring it. It has advised that no one should skip the precautionary dose believing that they are immune as they have taken two doses of vaccine.
Mumbai on Wednesday reported 2,293 new Covid-19 cases, up by 569 from a day ago and the highest daily count registered since January 23, while one more patient succumbed to the infection, the city civic body said. With these additions, the tally of Covid-19 cases rose to 10,85,882, while the death toll increased to 19,576, said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bulletin. The metropolis has crossed the 2,000 daily case mark after almost five months. On January 23, Mumbai had logged 2,550 Covid cases and 13 fatalities.
The number of Covid-19 cases in the capital shot up over the last two days, with 1,375 cases recorded on Wednesday. The positivity rate – proportion of samples tested that returned positive, indicative of the spread of the infection in the community – stood at 7.01%, as per the government’s health bulletin.
More than 7,100 coronavirus cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 10 days as doctors and other medical experts cautioned people to not lower the guard and follow all Covid-appropriate behaviour. Amid a spike in daily cases, the positivity rate too has climbed from 1.92 per cent registered on June 7 to 7.01 per cent on June 15, as per official figures.
Delhi on Wednesday had recorded 1,375 Covid cases, the highest daily tally in a month, and zero death. On May 10, the city had logged 1,118 cases with a positivity rate of 4.38 per cent, and one death, while on May 8, Delhi had reported 1,422 cases with a positivity rate of 5.34 per cent, and zero death.
The number of Covid-19 cases have registered a steady rise in the last ten days, as the daily tally mounted to over 1,300 on June 15 from 247 on June 6, totalling 7,175 cases in this period, according to official data shared by the city health department. This corresponds to a rise of about 450 per cent in the daily cases in this period. While on June 14 and 15, the tally had been over 1,000, from June 10-13, it had stood in excess of 600 on all four days.