India registers 15,981 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours; 5.2% lower than day before

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© REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas A man carrying flower garlands walks through a crowded market ahead of the religious festival of Dussehra, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, October 14, 2021. India reported 15,981 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which was 5.2 per cent lower than what the country had seen a day before, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Saturday.

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As a result, the total Covid caseload in India increased to 3,40,53,573.

Kerala with 8,867 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 2,149 cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,245 cases, Mizoram with 932 cases and Andhra Pradesh with 586 cases were the top five states which registered maximum new cases in the last 24 hours.

These five states reported 86.22 per cent of the new cases, with Kerala alone responsible for 55.48 per cent of the new cases.

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A total of 166 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, increasing the total reported death count to 4,51,980. Maximum casualties were also reported in Kerala with 67 people dying in the last 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra with 29 deaths.

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Meanwhile, a total of 17,861 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, which brought the total recoveries to 3,33,99,961 across the country. As of Saturday morning, India’s recovery rate stood at 98.08 per cent.

Also, India’s active caseload declined by 2,046 in the last 24 hours. The active caseload stands at 2,01,632.

India administered a total of 8,36,118 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the last 24 hours, which has taken the total tally of doses administered to 97,23,77,045.

Also watch: India’s recovery rate increases to 98.07 pc (Video by DNA)

Follow the government’s latest guidance on safeguarding yourself during the coronavirus pandemic, including travel advice within and outside the country. The World Health Organization has also busted some myths surrounding coronavirus. The Ministry of Health’s special helpline is available at +91-11-23978046, ncov2019@gmail.com and ncov2019@gov.in.

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