Mumbai Reports 2,550 New Covid Cases, Delhi Logs 9,197 Infections

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Mumbai Reports 2,550 New Covid Cases, Delhi Logs 9,197 Infections
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Mumbai on Sunday reported 2,550 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths. Meanwhile, Delhi logged 9,197 new covid-19 cases, 34 deaths in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is at 13.32 per cent. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is in Hyderabad, tested Covid-19 positive. “He has decided to remain in self-isolation for a week. He has advised all those who came in contact with him to isolate themselves and get tested,” an official statement said.

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Karnataka on Sunday achieved 100 percent coverage of first dose of Covid-19 vaccine among its eligible population, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said. He also claimed that Karnataka became the first state in the country to achieve this feat. “We made it! It took us exactly 1 year and 7 days to achieve 100% first dose coverage! Karnataka is the first state in the country (over 4 crore adult population) to achieve this feat! Kudos to all health workers and district administration on this stellar achievement!”, Sudhakar tweeted. According to the data shared by him, Gadag district achieved 105 per cent vaccination of its eligible population with the first dose whereas inoculation coverage in Bidar, Bagalkote and Vijayapura districts, was 104 per cent of the population.

India logged 3,33,533 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,92,37,264, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The active cases have increased to 21,87,205, while the death toll has climbed to 4,89,409 with 525 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 5.57 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.18 per cent, the ministry said.

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The third wave of Covid-19 pandemic has likely peaked in the four largest cities in the country, with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai seeing a decline of seven-day average of cases. However, the seven-day average was still rising in the next four biggest cities including Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. Bengaluru and Ahmedabad have seen a decline in transmission with the daily cases decreasing in the past two days.

The data of Covid-19 infections suggest that the Covid caseload from the eight cities is decreasing and they are contributing lesser to the country’s tally to daily infections. With the cases still rising in the country, the caseload seems to be spreading in smaller cities and countryside.

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Meanwhile, Delhi reported 45 Covid-related deaths, the highest since June 5 last year, though the positivity rate in the national capital is decreasing. The death toll on Thursday was 43.

The trend in the national capital matches with what experts have been warning that the peak of cases in the third wave will be followed by the peak of fatalities. However, the situation in the third wave will remain much better than the second wave, according to experts.

Delhi recorded 11,486 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 16.36 per cent. With the fresh coronavirus cases, the total infection tally in the national capital has risen to 17,82,514. The death toll mounted to 25,586 on Saturday.

On June 5 last year, the city had registered 60 deaths and 414 coronavirus cases, according to official data. Delhi had logged 10,756 fresh Covid cases and 38 fatalities due to the infection on Friday.

Delhi’s previous biggest daily jump of 28,395 cases was recorded on April 20 last year. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday had asserted that the danger of Covid-19 has subsided in the national capital and the situation is “quite under control”.

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