New Delhi: On Tuesday (August 10, 2021), Indians breathed a sigh of relief as the country registered its lowest daily COVID-19 cases in nearly five months. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 28,204 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, the lowest number in 147 days. The country also experienced 373 new coronavirus-related fatalities, bringing the total to 4,28,682.
The weekly positivity rate in the United States is now 2.36 percent, while the daily positivity rate is 1.87 percent.
Active COVID-19 caseload lowers to lowest in 139 days India’s active coronavirus caseload has also dropped to lowest in 139 days, now standing at 3,88,508. According to the health ministry, active infections now account for 1.21 percent of total cases, the lowest level since March 2020.
India records its highest-ever COVID-19 recovery rate Between Monday and Tuesday morning, more than 41,000 patients recovered, giving the country its highest-ever recovery rate. India presently has a COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.45 percent and has recovered over 3.11 crore items.
More than 48.43 lakh COVID-19 doses to be distributed The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced that over 52.56 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been distributed to states and UTs so far, with an additional 48,43,100 doses on the way. The overall consumption, including wastages, is 51,09,58,562 doses, according to figures accessible at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. According to the Health Ministry, more than 2.07 crore balance and unutilized vaccination doses are still available with states, UTs, and private hospitals.
Foreign nationals are now eligible for COVID-19 immunization in India. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has also made it possible for foreign nationals living in India to register on the Cowin portal in order to acquire their COVID-19 vaccine doses. Foreign nationals can use their passport as an identity document while registering on Cowin, and once enrolled, they will be assigned a vaccination slot.
“This initiative will ensure the safety of foreign nationals residing in India, reduce the possibility of further transmission of infection from unvaccinated persons residing in India, and ensure overall safety from further transmission of the COVID-19 virus,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.