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India’s Covid Tally Rises Slightly after Days of Decline with 1.72L Cases

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            Even though Maharashtra and Mumbai, the financial capital, reported an increase in Covid cases on Wednesday, weekly data suggest the coronavirus is spreading less. According to a report in the Times of India, the state Covid update submitted at the cabinet meeting revealed that active cases had decreased by 34% from the previous week.

The number of cases added weekly has decreased in all districts, with Mumbai reporting a 67 percent decrease. However, more than 24% of districts have a WPR that is greater than the state average. With a WPR of 46 percent, Gadchiroli is in the lead.

According to the data, Mumbai had the lowest WPR of 3.6 percent, compared to over 8% previous week. In the previous 24 hours, the state added 18,067 cases, a 25% increase, although mortality fell from 94 to 79. After two days of reporting less than 1,000 daily instances, Mumbai experienced a little increase on Wednesday, with 1,121 cases reported. In the city, ten people died.

 In the previous 24 hours, India recorded 1,72,433 new Covid cases (6.8% more than the day before), 2,59,107 recoveries, and 1,008 fatalities. The total number of active cases is currently 15,33,921, with 4,98,983 deaths and a daily positive rate of 10.99 percent. India has also immunised its entire population of 167.87 crore people.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Thursday that New Zealand would begin lifting some of the world’s harshest pandemic border restrictions this month, but that the border will not fully reopen until October. Ardern unveiled a five-point strategy to re-establish New Zealand’s ties with the rest of the globe, starting with a waiver of hotel quarantine restrictions for its citizens stuck abroad due to the epidemic.

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