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India logs 9,062 New COVID cases, 36 deaths in 24 hours

Health Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2022-08-17 12:00:08
India logs 9,062 New COVID cases, 36 deaths in 24 hours

India on today recorded a total of 9,062 new COVID-19 infections. The active caseload stands at 1,05,058, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed.

The country also reported 36 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number Covid-related fatalities to 5,27,134.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,36,54,064.

The daily positivity rate was 2.49 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.38 per cent, according to the health ministry.

With Delhi reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate touching nearly 20 per cent, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said people who have taken the booster dose of vaccines are safer from the coronavirus infection than others.

On a day when the city reported 917 new cases and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours, Mr Sisodia held a meeting with senior officers of the Health Department and district magistrates to step up vaccination. The surging cases have also seen increased hospitalisations, prompting fresh appeals by authorities to wear masks and observe COVID-19 precautions.

"Ninety per cent of Corona-infected patients admitted to the hospital are those patients who have taken only two doses of the vaccine. At the same time, only 10 per cent of the patients got Corona infected after the third dose of the vaccine. It is clear from this that people who apply precautionary doses are safer from corona infection," the Deputy Chief Minister said.

Source: NDTV

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