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Coronavirus India Live Updates: 23,529 new cases, 311 deaths; active cases drops to 2.77 lakh

Coronavirus Live Updates: The cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 88 crore on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said.

Coronavirus India Live Updates: India reported 23,529 new cases of coronavirus infections and 311 deaths on Wednesday. Out of the total,Kerala reported 12,161 cases and 155 fatalities. Maharashtra, on the other hand, recorded 53 deaths. Active cases have come down to 2.77 lakh. In Kerala, active cases have declined to 1.43 lakh.

Data collated for a soon-to-be-released vaccine tracker reaffirms the critical role of Covid-19 vaccines in protection against death. It shows that in the first seven weeks of the second wave of the pandemic, the 60-plus age group reported about 121 weekly deaths per million among the non-vaccinated, 2.6 weekly deaths per million among those who had received their first dose, and 1.76 weekly deaths per million among those who were fully vaccinated.

This assumes significance, especially in the backdrop of public health experts expressing concern over a possible surge in cases following the festival season in October. Moreover, about 24 per cent of the estimated 60-plus population, identified as the most vulnerable group, are still unvaccinated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, 56,89,56,439 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to September 29. Of these, 15,06,254 samples were tested on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 88 crore on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said.

Coronavirus India Live Updates: India reports 23,529 new cases, 311 deaths; active cases drop to 2.77 lakh; Vaccination cross 88 crore; In brutal second wave mortality, vaccines made all the difference. Follow all the latest updates here

India reported 23,529 new cases of coronavirus infections and 311 deaths on Wednesday. Out of the total,Kerala reported 12,161 cases and 155 fatalities. Maharashtra, on the other hand, recorded 53 deaths. Active cases have come down to 2.77 lakh. In Kerala, active cases have declined to 1.43 lakh.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, 56,89,56,439 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to September 29. Of these, 15,06,254 samples were tested on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 88 crore on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said.

Reaffirming the critical role of Covid-19 vaccines in protection against death, health ministry data show that in the first seven weeks of the second wave of the pandemic, the 60-plus age group reported about 121 weekly deaths per million among the non-vaccinated, 2.6 weekly deaths per million among those who had received their first dose, and 1.76 weekly deaths per million among those who were fully vaccinated.

The data, being collated for a vaccine tracker which is to be launched soon, is significant, especially in the backdrop of public health experts expressing concern over a possible surge in cases following the festival season in October. Moreover, about 24 per cent of the estimated 60-plus population, identified as the most vulnerable group, are still unvaccinated.

Victoria state in Australia has reported 1,438 new coronavirus cases — almost 500 more than the previous high set a day just earlier.

Australia’s second-most populous state on Thursday also reported five more deaths from COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour period.

Victoria on Wednesday reported 950 new infections and a daily record of seven deaths. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the national government remains determined to end lockdowns in Australia despite the worsening situation in the Victoria’s capital of Melbourne. (AP)

Mizoram logs 1,380 new COVID-19 cases, 3 fresh fatalities

Mizoram’s COVID-19 tally rose to 91,919 on Wednesday as 1,380 more people, including 248 children, tested positive for the infection, while three fresh fatalities pushed the northeastern state’s coronavirus death toll to 306, a health official said. The state had registered its highest single-day spike of 1,846 cases on Tuesday.

Aizawl district reported the highest number of new cases at 890, followed by Lunglei (163) and Siaha (94). The single-day positivity rate was 19.28 per cent as 7,156 samples were tested, he said. Mizoram now has 16,208 active cases, while 75,405 people have recovered from the disease so far. The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients stood at 82 per cent, while the death rate was 0.33 per cent.

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