New Delhi: India records 20,044 Covid-19 cases along with 56 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
A marginal rise against previous day’s 20,038 count, in the same period, 56 fatalities took the nationwide death toll to 5,25,660.
Meanwhile, the active caseload has also risen to 1,40,760 cases, accounting for 0.32 per cent of the total positive cases.
The recovery of 18,301 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,30,63,651.
Consequently, the recovery rate stands at 98.48 per cent.
Meanwhile, the Daily Positivity rate has also marginally increased to 4.80 per cent, while the Weekly Positivity rate stands at 4.40 per cent.
Also in the same period, a total of 4,17,895 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 86.90 crore.
As of this morning, the Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 199.71 crore, achieved via 2,62,86,177 sessions.
Over 3.79 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.
Senior Congress leader Aryadan Mohammed (87) passed away at Kozhikode after a brief illness. Aryadan was considered the ‘Chanakya’ of Kerala’s Congress politics. He was a minister in the A.K. Antony cabinet and in the Oommen Chandy government and also in the CPI-M-led left the government of E.K. Nayanar.
Gold rates today in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kerala, Visakhapatnam, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai have been slashed.
Bathukamma will be celebrated on a grand scale at People’s Plaza, PV Narasimha Rao Marg, on September 30 and MLC K Kavitha was invited for it by Mayor G Vijaya Laxmi and Deputy Mayor Mothe Srilatha Shoban Reddy.
BJP leader Vivek Venkatswami today termed the upcoming by-election in Munugodu Assembly constituency as per-finals for their party.
Panchayati Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao today said all arrangements were made for the Bathukammal festival on a grand scale.