India reported 15,906 new COVID-19 cases and 16,479 recoveries in the past 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Sunday. With this, the active caseload of the country now stands at 1,72,594 in the country, which is the lowest in 235 days.
The country’s active cases account for 0.51 per cent of the total cases reported so far, which is the lowest since March last year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his monthly Mann Ki Baat broadcast, said the success of India”s Covid vaccination drive shows its capability and noted that the country is moving ahead with new energy after crossing the 100 crore vaccine doses milestone.
On October 21, India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore mark.
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Australian officials plan to roll out COVID-19 booster shots soon to prevent a resurgence of cases, as residents in the two largest cities of Sydney and Melbourne begin to enjoy more freedoms after months-long curbs.
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Karnataka reported 388 new COVID-19 cases, 586 recoveries and five deaths on Sunday, said the state’s health department.
The total cases in the state climbed to 29,85,986 including 8,711 active cases.
With new recoveries in the state, the total recoveries touched 29,39,239.