India registers 16,432 new cases of Covid-19, recoveries exceed 9.8 million
India recorded 16,432 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, according to the update from the Union Ministry of Health on Tuesday morning. With this, the national count reached 10,224,303.
The number of active cases fell to 2,68,581, according to the update from the Ministry of Health at 8 am, while 98,07,569 patients were cured / discharged from hospitals.
The country also recorded 252 new deaths due to the infection, bringing the total death toll to 1.48,153.
The government is conducting a vaccination test to prepare the infrastructure ahead of the expected launch of the Covid-19 vaccine in January. The trial will also help health authorities to identify deficiencies and solve problems before vaccines are administered to people.
The two-day trial takes place in four states.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry said on Monday that India’s recovery rate has risen to 95.83 percent.
He also said that India’s Covid-19 cases per million population are among the lowest in the world (7,397) and the global average is 10,149.
The Secretary of the Interior of the Union, Ajay Bhalla, wrote on Monday a letter to the main secretaries of all the states to instruct the authorities concerned for their active support to the ministry of health in the identification, preparation of the database, delivery of vaccines, storage, security, shipping and vaccination of beneficiaries.
The Center on Monday upheld Covid-19 restrictions on various activities, noting that while there has been a continued decline in active cases in India, there is a need for surveillance, containment, and caution due to an increase globally and the emergence of a new variant of the virus in the UK.
In a statement, the Ministry of the Interior (MHA) said it has issued new surveillance guidelines regarding Covid-19 that will remain in effect until January 31, as it asked the states and territories of the union to maintain a strict vigil. to avoid any increase in cases during the New Years celebrations and the winter season.