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India reports 31,443 new Covid-19 cases, 2,020 deaths in the last 24 hours



India reports 31,443 new Covid-19 cases, 2,020 deaths in the last 24 hours

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday warned the country against new variants and said that the third wave will eventually hit the country if COVID appropriate behaviour is not observed. “The number of Covid-19 cases is rising.

We need to take strict action to curb the situation at the micro level. We need to keep an eye on Covid-19 variants, experts are studying them. We need to encourage people to follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour,” said PM Modi.

India’s COVID-19 death toll climbed to 4,10,784 with 2,020 new deaths recorded after Madhya Pradesh reconciled its fatality data, while 31,443 new coronavirus cases were reported, the lowest in 118 days, according to the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday. India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases mounted to 3,09,05,819. The active cases have declined to 4,31,315 and comprise 1.40 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 97.28 per cent. Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 38.14 crore under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. The 2,020 new fatalities include 1,481 from Madhya Pradesh, 146 from Maharashtra and 100 from Kerala.

A total of 4,10,784 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,26,024 from Maharashtra, 35,896 from Karnataka, 33,454 from Tamil Nadu, 25,018 from Delhi, 22,700 from Uttar Pradesh, 17,927 from West Bengal and 16,193 from Punjab. The Delta variant is ripping around the world at a scorching pace, driving a new spike in cases and deaths, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said, warning that the variant, now in over 104 countries, is expected to soon be the dominant COVID-19 strain circulating worldwide.

News Source : News 18

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