India reports 92,596 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs

India reports 92,596 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs”

Nonetheless, the state seemed to be doing well after more than a month of lockdown as, according to the health department, only 20 deaths and 589 fresh cases were reported on the day.

Bihar added 3,951 backlog deaths to its toll on Wednesday. "There were challenges during the second wave of Covid-19, but the information of deaths should have been sent on time with special vigilance and sensitivity", he said.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Pratyaya Amrit told reporters on Wednesday: "We had set up two committees, who reassed Covid death toll, taking into account unaccounted deaths in private hospitals and other places..."

With Bihar revising its figures and putting the total number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 at 9,429, India reported its highest single-day spike of 6,148 deaths, pushing the toll to 3,59,676, while 94,052 new cases took the tally to 2,91,83,121, according to the Union health ministry's data updated on Thursday. The country's active caseload today stands at 11,67,952.

This is even as daily infections have been steadily showing a downward trend - with 94,052 fresh Covid infections reported in a day - less than one lakh for the third straight day.

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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,76,55,493, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.23 per cent, the data stated.

Out of these, 19,85,967 samples were tested on Tuesday. Addressing the media, he said the assessment of unreported Covid-19 deaths was carried out in all the districts by constituting a team at medical college and hospitals so that families of Covid-19 victims would not be deprived of financial assistance.

Cumulatively, 24,27,26,693 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive in the country. "Weekly positivity rate is now at 5.43% while the daily positivity rate stands at 4.69% today [Thursday]".

The government also released Covid-19 treatment guidelines for children.

India has reported almost 20 million Covid cases in 2021, compared with 10.3 million past year, driven by the Delta variant that is more transmissible than other new strains. It has been less than 10 per cent for 15 consecutive days.

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