Covid LIVE: Mumbai’s positivity rate below 1% for first time in third wave


India reported a total of 50,407 new cases today. According to the Union Health Ministry, the active cases declined to 610,443. While the daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.48 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 5.76 per cent, according to the ministry.

Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Dr Balram Bhargava on Thursday hailed the 96 per cent nationwide Covid-19 vaccination coverage of the first dose and said that India is heading towards becoming a vaccine super-power.

Meanwhile, polling is underway in West Bengal’s Siliguri Municipal Corporation, Chandernagore Municipal Corporation, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation and Asansol Municipal Corporation.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda will hold four election rallies in Punjab today.


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