COVID Live Updates: According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare’s bulletin at 8 a.m., India’s daily coronavirus disease (Covid-19) caseload dropped yet again on Monday, with 37,154 new cases bringing the total to 3,08,74,376. The news revealed that 724 people died in the last 24 hours, despite the fact that 39,649 people recovered from the infection. The death toll and total recoveries in India as a result of Covid-19 currently stand at 408,764 and 30,014,713, respectively, according to Monday’s figures. The number of active cases has also decreased to 450,899, accounting for 1.47 per cent of the total caseload.
The number of Covid-19 instances recorded on Monday was down from Sunday’s total of 41,506 cases. The daily death toll has also decreased, with 895 individuals dying from the infection yesterday. However, the total number of people who have been rescued in the last 24 hours has decreased slightly, with 41,526 persons rescued on Sunday.
Travellers have been seen thronging the renowned hill states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in recent days, with the majority of them disobeying Covid-19 rules like wearing masks and maintaining social distance. This comes at a time when the threat of a third Covid-19 wave looms large. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the health ministry have already warned tourists against revenge tourism, with ICMR director-general Dr Balram Bhargava describing the tourists’ stampede as “frightening.”
Ajay Bhalla, the Union home secretary, also presided over a meeting on Saturday that included VK Paul, a member of the Niti Aayog, as well as police chiefs, chief secretaries, and principal secretaries from eight states. While the decline of the Covid-19 second wave is at “variable stages” in different states and union territories (UTs), the case positivity rate in certain districts of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand is “over 10%, which is a cause for concern,” according to a statement released after the meeting.
Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur recently urged visitors to respect the Covid-19 rules when visiting the state.
After images of holidaymakers strolling around Manali sans masks and maintaining social distance surfaced on social media, he made his statements.
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