Today, India recorded 91,702 new cases of COVID-19 and 3,403 new deaths. In the last 24 hours, the country immunized 32,74,672, bringing the total vaccination to 2,46,085,649.
India’s test positivity rate (the number of positive cases found out of every 100 tests) is decreasing. It is now 4.48 percent, the fourth day in a row that it has fallen below 5%.
Tamil Nadu had the highest number of infections (16,813), followed by Kerala (14,424), Maharashtra (12,207), and Karnataka (12,207). (11,042).
The Karnataka government has prolonged the COVID-19 lockdown for another week, to June 21, while easing some restrictions in districts with positive rates below 15%.
Tamil Nadu is one of the least vaccinated states in the country when it comes to coronavirus vaccination. Only 9% of the state’s seven-crore population has been vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine thus far. This has pushed the state, along with UP, Assam, Bihar, and Jharkhand, to the bottom of the list of states with poor immunisation rates.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had meetings for more than five hours yesterday, going through the operations of several ministries amid the Covid issue. According to government sources, the ministries, which numbered seven in total, presented brief presentations on various judgments they had made.
Doctors from AIIMS and members of the national task force on COVID-19 have stated that large, indiscriminate, and incomplete vaccination can lead to the establishment of mutant strains and that persons with proven coronavirus illness should not be inoculated.
Scientists from the United Kingdom and India have collaborated to build a low-cost sensor that can identify bits of the virus that causes COVID-19 in wastewater, allowing health officials to better understand how widespread the disease is in a greater area.
After causing a stir with his comments about the efficiency of allopathic medications against COVID-19, yoga guru Ramdev has reversed his position and stated that he will soon receive the vaccine, describing doctors as “God’s envoys on earth.”
The government claimed in a statement on Thursday that the Cowin system for registering people for the COVID-19 vaccine is totally safe, and that rumors of the system being hacked “appear to be false.”
According to Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee, increasing the number of workdays under the government’s flagship jobs plan from 100 to 150 days is one of the most effective strategies to help the poor recover from the debilitating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.