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India records 1,59,632 new Covid-19 cases; active count crosses 5-lakh mark

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The current active caseload for Covid-19 in India is 5,90,611. According to the latest Union health ministry bulletin, the death toll has risen to 4,83,790, including 327 new fatalities.

According to the latest bulletin from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the death toll has risen to 4,83,790, with 327 new fatalities.

In the last 24 hours, 40,863 people were cured of the viral sickness, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 3,44,53,603.

For the second day in a row, India reported over 1.5 lakh daily cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 5,90,611. Sunday, the country had 1,59,632 new Covid-19 cases and 327 deaths, according to the Union Ministry of Health. The daily positivity rate was 10.21% on average.

Maharashtra is continuing the lead with 1,009 cases bringing India’s Omicron count to 3,623. Omicron is a highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus disease that is causing a resurgence in India and elsewhere.

 The fast-spreading variety has now infected 27 states and territories in the United States. According to the Union ministry, 1,409 persons have recovered from the strain.

The vaccine drive began a year ago and approximately 151.58 crore doses have been administered against the virus all over the country till now. 

In other news, Manindra Agrawal, an IIT-Kanpur professor and mathematician, has predicted that the sharp spike in Covid cases in big cities like Delhi and Mumbai could be stopped very soon, possibly by the middle of this month. He also warned that the current third wave in the country might reach an all-time high of 8 lakh cases each day, nearly double the second wave’s peak. “The third wave for the country is expected to peak somewhere in the beginning of next month or even slightly earlier. By the middle of March, the third wave of the pandemic should be more or less over in India,” Agrawal said.

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