Total number of people infected with New Strain stands at 58
GN Bureau | January 5, 2021
India’s active caseload, which has been decreasing continuously, stands at 2,31,036 on Tuesday, constituting only 2.23% of total positive cases so far. The cumulative recoveries have inched closer to the 1 crore mark.
This is made possible by daily recoveries outnumbering daily new cases for 39 days in a streak. Against 29,091 people who recovered in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning, India reported only 16,375 new cases, maintaining a steady level of testing (8,96,236 samples were tested in these 24 hours). A net decline of 12,917 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in last 24 hours.
The total number of cases infected with the new strain of the novel Coronavirus first reported in the UK now stands at 58. As many as 20 new cases have been identified at NIV Pune. The INSACOG labs at NCBS InSTEM, Bengaluru, CDFD Hyderabad, ILS Bhubaneswar, and NCCS Pune have so far found no mutant virus.
The positive samples are being tested at 10 INSACOG labs across the country (NIBMG Kolkata, ILS Bhubaneswar, NIV Pune, NCCS Pune, CCMB Hyderabad, CDFD Hyderabad, InSTEM Bengaluru, NIMHANS Bengaluru, IGIB Delhi, NCDC Delhi) for genome sequencing.
All these persons have been kept in single room isolation in designated health care facilities by respective state governments. Their close contacts have also been put under quarantine. Comprehensive contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, family contacts and others. Genome sequencing on other specimens is going on.
The situation is under careful watch and regular advice is being provided to the states for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing & dispatch of samples to INSACOG labs.
India’s cumulative recoveries have inched closer to the 1 crore mark. The total recovered cases have crossed 99.75 lakhs (99,75,958) on Tuesday. This also increases the recovery rate to 96.32%.
A total of 29,091cases have recovered in the 24-hour window. As many as 82.62% of the new recovered cases are concentrated in 10 states/UTs. Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 10,362 recoveries. Kerala follows with 5,145 new recoveries. Chhattisgarh recorded 1,349 daily recoveries.
Ten states/UTs have contributed 80.05% of the new cases. Maharashtra reported 4,875 cases in the last 24 hours. Kerala recorded 3,021 new cases, while Chhattisgarh reported 1,147 daily cases on Monday.
As many as 70.15% of the 201 case fatalities that have been reported in the past 24 hours are from ten States/UTs: 14.42% (29 deaths) of them are from Maharashtra. West Bengal and Punjab also saw a fatality count of 25 and 24 contributing another 12.44% and 11.94% of the fatalities.
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