India on Thursday reported a net increase of 3,287 to take its count of active coronavirus cases to 173,413. That is a level seen on June 22, 2020, and then again on January 28, 2021, and that is 82.96 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands at 0.80 per cent (one in 125). The country is 13th among the most affected countries by active cases. On Thursday, it added 17,407 cases, the most in a day since January 29, to take its total caseload to 11,156,923. And, with 89 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 157,435, or 1.41 per cent of total confirmed infections.
With 994,452 more people getting Covid-19 vaccine shots on Wednesday, India’s total count of those inoculated reached 16,616,048. The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India, meanwhile, reached 10,826,075 – or 97.03 per cent of total caseload – with 14,031 new cured cases being reported on Thursday.
Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.
As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.
Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.