India's daily Covid cases cross 10,000 for 1st time in 109 daystext_fields
India added 12,213 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, marking a 38.4 per cent jump from 8, 822 cases recorded yesterday. This is the first time since February 26 that the viral infections have crossed the 10,000-mark in a day.
India's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 58,215, and accounts for 0.13 percent of the total infections, the Health Ministry said.
With 7,624 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the total number of people who have recovered from the contagious virus now stands at 4,26,74,712.
Eleven virus-related deaths were reported in the country - three from Kerala, two from Maharashtra, and one each from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh.
Four new cases of the B.A.5 variant of coronavirus have been detected in the state. New B.A.5 cases were reported from Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Pune, and all four patients were in the age group of 19 to 36 years, according to an official release.
Covid cases have been on the rise in Mumbai, which reported 2,293 new infections, its highest daily count since January 23. One fresh death linked to the infection was also reported from the financial capital, the city civic body said.
COVID-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years was started on 16 March 2022. So far, more than 3.53 crore (3,53,38,654) teenagers have been administered the first dose of the COVID vaccine.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020.
The country crossed the grim milestones of two crore cases on May 4, 2021 and three crore on June 23.