In the run-up to the Festival, India saw a slight sunset in daily cases of Covid 19 and a cumulative coverage of vaccination of 73,73 crore in the days leading up to the high level of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting on Covid’s situation in India. Although Kerala continues to experience the highest burden of cases involving Covid-19, it has seen a decline in the number of new infections in Coronavirus over recent days.
India reported 28,591 new Coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its overall Covid-19 tally to 3,32,36,921, according to data from the Union Health Ministry on Sunday. With 338 fatalities, India’s Covid-19 death toll also climbed to 4,42,655. The number of active cases declined by 6,595 in a span of 24 hours to stand at 3,84,921, and now accounts for 1.16% of India’s total infections, the health ministry said.
Meanwhile, the Centre has told the Supreme Court that the health ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have come out with guidelines for issuing “official document” for Covid-related deaths. Those Covid-19 cases would be considered which have been diagnosed through RT-PCR test, rapid-antigen test, molecular test or clinically determined through investigations at a hospital or by a treating physician at an in-patient facility.
The CoWIN portal has added a new feature called ‘Know Your Customer/Client’s Vaccination Status (KYC-VS) where individuals can now check the vaccination status of their employees, employers, clients, or service providers. The Centre is also expecting Zydus Cadila’s needle-free coronavirus vaccine ZyCoV-D to be available in early October. It will be the first vaccine in India which would be administered in the age group of 12-18 years.