COVID-19 Updates: India Reports 38,948 New Cases and 219 Deaths

COVID-19 Updates: India Reports 38,948 New Cases and 219 Deaths

India reports 38,948 new cases of Covid-19 infections, Kerala reports 26,701 cases. The total case tally is +3.3 crore, since the start of the pandemic. The death toll reported on Sunday was 219, lowest in more than five months. The total active cases in the country have come down to 4.4 lakh. Kerala has reported over 2.48 lakh active cases.

Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said, “the central government is determined to get every citizen vaccinated by the month of December 2021 under the Covid-19 vaccination programme. We are currently running the world’s biggest vaccination programme and have vaccinated 69 crore people free of cost.”

The Tamil Nadu government is setting up 10,000 vaccination camps across the state to get a minimum of 20 lakh people vaccinated in a day, said Ma. Subramanian, the state minister of family and health affairs. As of Saturday, the medical department has recorded 3.50 crore vaccinations, with 6.20 lakh people receiving their dose.

The Mizoram government has extended their partial lockdown in the Aizawl Municipal corporation area and the Covid-19 restrictions in other parts of the state until September 18, 2021. 11 more Covid-19 deaths were recorded from West Bengal making the total death tally for the state to 18,502. The state also reported 707 new cases as the total tally for active cases stands at 8,652.

Kerala logged 26,701 cases on Sunday, taking the test positivity rate of the state to 17.7 percent. With 74 new deaths, the total death tally for the state mounted to 21,496. Delhi recorded 30 new cases on Sunday with no fresh deaths reported for the fifth consecutive day. This is also the 24th time that the national capital has recorded zero deaths in a day since the start of the second wave.

Indian coach, Ravi Shastri tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday. He is isolated along with the bowling coach, fielding coach and the physiotherapist as a precautionary measure. This news comes as a big blow to the Indian cricket team as they continue to struggle against England in the ongoing test series.