India’s COVID-19 incidences drop below 10,000 on Monday

India’s COVID-19 incidences drop below 10,000 on Monday
India reported 9,972 new COVID-19 cases on Monday taking the cumulative case tally to 1,05,82,647. The active caseload went below 2 lakh and stood at 1,97,818, seeing 1,02,27,852 recoveries and 1,52,593 deaths so far. The nation recorded 17,116 recoveries and 137 deaths on the past day.

Kerala reported 3,346 new incidences of COVID-19 on Monday. The total confirmed cases have reached 8,51,195, with the active caseload adding up to 68,398. The state recorded 3,921 discharges and 17 deaths during the day. The total recoveries have reached 7,79,097 while the death toll has risen to 3,481.
Maharashtra saw 1,924 new cases, 3,854 recoveries and 35 deaths on Monday. The cumulative case tally stands at 19,92,683, of which 50,680 are active cases, as of now. The total recoveries have reached 18,90,323 in the state while the death toll stood at 50,473.

The Rajasthan government on Monday announced the lifting of night curfew in 13 districts and other relaxations in a phased manner following a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases, according to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
 

The curfew, between 8 pm and 6 am, was imposed in eight districts on November 21, 2020. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar and Bhilwara districts were initially under the curfew, which later got extended to Nagaur, Pali, Tonk, Sikar and Sriganganagar.The active SARS-CoV-2 infections in the state stood at 4,634, as of now. The total case tally of the state has risen to 3,15,394 with 213 new infections. As many as 626 recoveries and 3 deaths were reported yesterday. The deaths toll has reached 2,750.

By the third day evening on Monday, 3,81,305 beneficiaries — 1,48,266 on the day — have been vaccinated for COVID-19 with 7,704 sessions held across the country.

A total of 580 adverse events were reported till Monday, said the health ministry. “Two deaths have been reported so far and while one is not related to vaccination, the post-mortem report of the other is awaited,’’ said Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Health Ministry.

The ministry said three of the seven cases reported from across the nation requiring hospitalisation were reported from Delhi. Two have been discharged whereas one case with reported fainting is under observation

Delhi witnessed a dip of 16.7% in the number of healthcare workers turning up for the COVID-19 vaccination on Monday as compared to Saturday, the first day of the drive when 4,319 beneficiaries were administered the vaccine shot.

A total of 3,598 workers were inoculated against a target of 8,136 on the second day of the drive, according to the data compiled from the 11 districts in the capital. There are 81 centres in Delhi and the target is about 100 people per centre.

Several officials and hospital authorities said the numbers are less as many healthcare workers want to wait and watch, given the number of COVID-19 cases has dropped considerably, according to official reports.

Delhi witnessed 161 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 6,32,590. Also, eight more deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 10,754. A total of 50,523 tests were done in a day. Of the total cases, 6,19,501 people have recovered and there are 2,335 active cases in the city at present.