India reports 2.09 lakh new Covid-19 cases, number lower than Sunday’s

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India reported 2.09 lakh new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, sharply down from Sunday’s 2.34 lakh infections. The active case load now stands at 18,31,268 while the recovery rate marginally rose to 94.37 per cent.

The weekly and daily positivity rates are 15.77 and 15.75 percent respectively. The daily and weekly positivity rates were at 14.5 per cent and 16.4 per cent respectively on Sunday.

India’s daily Covid curve showed marginal improvement as the country reported 2.34 lakh cases today.

The active cases now comprise 4.59 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 94.21 per cent.

The daily positivity rate was up from 13.39 per cent to 14.50 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 16.40 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 165.70 crore, the ministry said.

A type of coronavirus, NeoCov, that spreads among bats in South Africa may pose a threat to humans in future if it mutates further, according to a study by Chinese researchers.

The yet-to-be peer-reviewed study recently posted on the preprint repository BioRxiv, shows that NeoCov is closely related to the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), a viral disease first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Wuhan University noted that NeoCov is found in a population of bats in South Africa and to date spreads exclusively among these animals.

Meanwhile, India’s daily Covid curve showed marginal improvement on Saturday as the country reported 2.35 lakh cases, which is around 6 per cent lower than Friday. As many as 871 people have died of Covid during the past 24-hour period, according to the Health Ministry.

The active now comprises 4.91 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.89 per cent.

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