India reports 7,240 new Covid Cases: 40% jump for straight 2nd day

According to the Union Ministry of Health, the country has 3,641 active covid cases. On Thursday nearly 7,240 fresh cases were detected, a nearly 40% rise.

As infections sored in the Economic and Metropolitain states of Maharashtra and Kerala a spike of 40% in cases was found on Thursday. This is the highest daily positive detected cases since March 02nd

Nearly after 94 days, India crossed the 5,000 mark again of daily Coronavirus infections. Taking the total tally of active cases through the state to 32, 498. Currently, around 3,641 active cases of viral infection are present across the country.

The positivity rate stood at 1.31% yesterday, while the positivity rate on a weekly basis was recorded to be at 2.13%, the Health Ministry of India informed.

India has reported nearly 4.31 crore Coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic and around 5.24 lakhs fatalities. As per new updates shown by the government, there were 8 fresh fatalities. 

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On Wednesday Maharashtra reported 2,701 fresh covid cases. While the southern state of the country reported around 10,805 new cases in just one week.

Since January 25th Maharashtra reported its highest infection count this Wednesday. At least 42% of the infections were detected in the city of Mumbai. Also, one case of the B.A.5 variant was found.

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Vaccination Drive Updates:
The Ministry of Health through its Twitter handles updates that more than 193.53 crore vaccines were provided to states and union territories.

While more than 14.01 crore doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered.

In another tweet, they updated that around 3.47 crore 1st dose vaccines are being administered to the age group 12-14 years.

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While 5.97 crore children between the age group of 15-18 years were administered with the first dose.

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