With the active covid cased further dropping 3,92,864 mark, India on Tuesday recorded 31,222 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 290 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours.
According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday, September 7, the country witnessed a total of 43,903 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.42 percent and total recoveries to 3,22,24,937.
The ministry data indicated that the total active cases of COVID-19 in India declined to 3,92,864The total death toll in the country is now at 4,41,042. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 53,31,89,348 samples have been tested up to September 6th for COVID-19. Of these 15,26,056 samples were tested on Monday.
Meanwhile, Kerala’s COVID-19 caseload is increasing. The test positivity rate (TPR) and the cumulative death count show no respite. The cumulative deaths due to the virus as on August 24 in the State is only 19,757, compared to its neighboring states - Tamil Nadu (34,761) and Karnataka (37,184). But, when adjusted for the total population, deaths per million is high in Kerala. Increased attention to vaccination coverage, and inadequate home quarantine and isolation measures may be the reasons.