With 1,054 fresh cases, India’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 4,30,35,271, while the death count due to the viral disease has gone up to 5,21,685 with 29 more fatalities, the Union health ministry said on Sunday.
However, the number of active cases of the infection has further declined to 11,132.
The active cases account for 0.03 per cent of the total caseload, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent.
A reduction of 233 cases was recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.25 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.23 per cent, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 4,25,02,454, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.
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Goa failed to begin the exercise of administering precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccines from Sunday due to unavailability of jabs at some private vaccination centres and as the medical staff of such facilities is yet to be trained for the purpose, an official said.
Most parts of the country on Sunday began giving precaution dose at private vaccination centres to those above 18 years of age, who have completed nine months since the administration of their second dose.
China is battling its biggest spike in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, with millions under lockdown and the healthcare system feeling the pressure.
One of the last countries sticking to a zero-Covid strategy, China aims to stamp out every infection with strict lockdowns and by sending all cases to secure facilities.
That is placing a strain on China’s already under-pressure medical system, as the highly transmissible Omicron variant rapidly moves through the population.