India’s total COVID-19 cases tally reached 2,83,07,832 with 1,32,788 new infections on Wednesday. While the recoveries have surged to 2,61,79,085, as per the Union Health Ministry data.
The death count increased to 3,35,102 with 3,207 new fatalities, the 8am data shows. Delhi on Tuesday reported 623 fresh COVID-19 cases.
This is the lowest in two and a half months. Moreover, the positivity rate fell below one percent for the second consecutive day. This is the third day that the daily deaths in the city remained below 100.
Delhi on Monday had reported 648 fresh COVID-19 cases and 86 more deaths. While the positivity rate was 0.99 per cent.
COVID-19 variants namely B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2, first identified in India, have been named as ‘Kappa’ and ‘Delta’ respectively. The World Health Organisation (WHO) named these variants on Monday. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
This comes as the world body named various variants of the coronavirus using Greek alphabets.
The Union Health Ministry also points out that WHO has not used the word ‘Indian’ for this strain in its document.
The WHO approved China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. This becomes the second Chinese jab to receive WHO’s nod.
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