Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 2
India’s Covid-19 caseload today reached 82,29,313 with 45,231 new infections even as recoveries continued to improve touching 91.68 per cent after a total of 75,44,798 people stood discharged from hospitals and home isolation.
The recoveries remain the highest globally while the percentage of active cases has fallen over three times in the past two months. On September 3, the percentage of active cases stood at 21.16, which fell to 6.83 per cent today. The cumulative tests have also crossed the 11-crore mark (11,07,43,103).
Bill cleared, masks mandatory in R’sthan
The Rajasthan Assembly on Monday passed a Bill making it mandatory for people to wear face masks in both private or public means of transport and while attending any social or political events. The assembly provided for the new anti-Covid measure by amending the Rajasthan Epidemic Act, with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asserting that face masks are the sole anti-Covid vaccine, as of now. PTI
The toll touched 1,22,607 with 496 deaths over 24 hours with the national case fatality rate dropping to 1.49 per cent.
“India continues to occupy the top global position in terms of recoveries. There were 53,285 recoveries in the last 24 hours, higher than new cases in stable trends,” the Health Ministry said.
Gogoi on ventilator
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The active cases (5,61,908) comprise only 6.83 per cent of the total positive cases in the country. Of the new cases, Kerala contributed the maximum 7,025, followed by Delhi’s 5,564 and Maharashtra’s 5,369.
While marginal declining trends in daily new cases are visible in Maharashtra, Kerala and Delhi continue to report surge in case. Maharashtra, however, continues to top the daily death burden chart, contributing 113 of the 496 deaths, followed by West Bengal (59) and Delhi (51).
Meanwhile, 19 Indian passengers tested positive for Covid-19 in a recent flight from New Delhi to the Chinese city of Wuhan under the Vande Bharat Mission, even as India on Monday announced plans to operate four more such flights to China beginning November 13.