India reports 41,383 new cases; Northeast states continue to battle rising COVID cases
India reported a total of 41,383 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total active cases of COVID-19 to 4,09,394 with 38,652 new recoveries.
According to the health ministry, the active cases constitute 1.31 per cent of total cases, and the weekly positivity rate remains below 5 per cent, currently at 2.12 per cent.
The daily positivity rate stands at 2.41 per cent, less than 3 per cent for 31 consecutive days.
So far, 3,04,29,339 recovered cases have been reported and, the recovery rate currently stands at 97.35 per cent. 418987 total deaths have been reported in the country, of which more than 70 per cent of cases are due to comorbidities, the health ministry said.
The health ministry has advised states to conduct thorough audits in their hospitals and report any cases or deaths that could have been missed with a district and date-wise details so as to guide a data-driven decision making.
Meanwhile, 41.48 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under nationwide vaccination drive.
COVID Status in Northeast till 8 am of July 22:
Assam - total confirmed cases: 552425; discharged: 530678; deaths: 5054
Manipur - total confirmed cases: 88050; discharged: 76279; deaths: 1424
Tripura - total confirmed cases: 75099; discharged: 70029; deaths: 732
Meghalaya - total confirmed cases: 58833; discharged: 53638; deaths: 974
Arunachal Pradesh - total confirmed cases: 44222; discharged: 39634; deaths: 204
Mizoram - total confirmed cases: 29645; discharged: 22322; deaths: 127
Sikkim - total confirmed cases: 24047; discharged: 21105; deaths: 326
Nagaland - total confirmed cases: 26943; discharged: 25190; deaths: 535
Recently, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry, Lav Agarwal, the informed that while the positivity rate across the country has shown a decline, the trajectory in the region, however, shows a different picture. Around 80 per cent of the new cases in India was reported from 90 districts, out of which 14 are from North-Eastern states,
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)