Scare looms large: Covid rears ugly head again


A total of 3016 new Covid cases were recorded in the last 24 hours across the country with a daily positive rate of 2.73 per cent, a government release said on Thursday, adding that 15,784 doses of Covid vaccines were administered during the same period. According to the release, 1,10,522 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of tests conducted so far to 92.14 crores. It stated further that a total of 1,396 recoveries were made from the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,41,68,321.
Maharashtra on Thursday reported 694 Covid cases, a massive 63% jump in daily Covid cases in the state. The state reported 483 cases on Wednesday. However, no deaths have been reported. Four weeks back, the state had a positive rate of 1.05 per cent but between March 22 and 28, it reported 6.15 per cent. Positive rate indicates the number of positive cases per 100 tests.
It stated that 220.65 crore total vaccine doses (95.20 crore Second Dose and 22.86 crore Precaution Dose) have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
Further, India’s active caseload currently stands at 13,509 with a rate of 0.03 per cent per day and with a recovery rate currently standing at 98.78 per cent. It is stated that the weekly positive rate stands at 1.71 per cent.