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India has reported fewer than 20,000 new cases of Covid-19 in recent days. (Photo: Reuters)

Coronavirus variants and vaccinations, active cases of coronavirus in India Today News, October 20 Live updates: India is heading towards the 100 crore vaccination mark against Covid-19. The country has so far (as of Tuesday) administered more than 99 crore in doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health. In fact, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros praised the “gigantic efforts” undertaken by the Indian government for the vaccination against Covid-19, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed. by @WHO, on various health-related issues, including pandemic management and WHO reforms. DG WHO praised the gigantic efforts undertaken by the Indian government for vaccination against # COVID19, ”Mandaviya said in a tweet. With an adequate supply of vaccines, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday urged states / UTs to focus on increasing coverage of the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, a positive sign in the fight against Covid-19, India’s R-value, which reflects how quickly the Covid-19 pandemic is spreading, has remained below 1 since September despite the holiday rush. The country’s R-value, calculated between September 25 and October 18, was 0.90. This suggests that the rate of coronavirus infection is falling, the researchers say. According to researchers at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai, the R-value of the top 10 states with the most active cases was less than 1 until October 18.

However, a few cities continue to show an increase in active cases of Covid-19. According to the data, Kolkata has an R-value greater than 1; this could be due to the mass gatherings during the last Durga Puja in the city. Bengaluru also has an R-value above 1 (it has been since mid-September), while the R-values ​​of Chennai, Pune and Mumbai are just below 1. The Maharashtra Covid task force has put in guard against a wave third of the pandemic after Diwali. Any laxity in following Covid protocols during festivals could trigger a spike in Coronavirus infections, health experts have warned.

India has reported fewer than 20,000 new cases of Covid-19 in recent days. India added 14,623 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, bringing its overall Covid-19 tally to 3,418,996, while active cases declined to 1,78,098, the lowest in 229 days , according to data from the Union Ministry of Health. Wednesday. With 197 new deaths, the death toll from Covid-19 rose to 4,52,651, the health ministry said. India has seen a daily increase in Covid-19 cases below 30,000 for 26 consecutive days and to less than 50,000 cases in the past 115 consecutive days. Active cases now account for 0.52% of total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national recovery rate from COVID-19 has improved to 98.15%, the highest since March 2020, a indicated the ministry. All of these figures indicate that the virus is declining. What we need to do now is follow appropriate Covid behaviors and take vaccines to avoid the next wave of coronavirus infection.

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