India reports 25,404 new Covid-19 cases; TPR further down to 1.78% on Monday

September 14, 2021 0 By Faizy Abdulkalam

India, recording the lowest test-positive rate (TPR) so far at 1.78 percent, posted 25,404 new Covid-19 cases on Monday. Though it has taken the infection tally in the country to 3,32,89,579, the count of active cases has declined to 3,62,207, according to data from the union health ministry.  

The number of deaths linked to the viral disease has climbed to 4,43,213, with 339 new fatalities in the past 42 hours. The tally of active cases is only 1.09 percent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 97.58 per cent, the ministry said.

A reduction of 12,062 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. This has been below three per cent for the last 15 days.

Meanwhile, Dr VK Paul, a member of NITI Aayog, said that there is no wishing away masks even next year as the battle against Covid will require a studied combination of vaccines, effective drugs, and disciplined social behaviour.

He emphasised that effective medicines are required to stall the progression of the disease. “My view is that it will be a combination of vaccines, drugs, and reasonably disciplined behaviour that will finally (see us through).”

Maharashtra will today release a book on the success of its Dharavi Covid-19 management model to fight the coronavirus pandemic, which was much appreciated all over the world. The book was written by an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, who was responsible for the acclaimed model to beat the lethal virus.

Globally, many countries, including the UK, have said that children between 12- to 15-year-olds will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine. The UK said that all its children of this age group will be vaccinated against SARS CoV-2  after top medical advisers recommended on Monday that children would benefit from reduced disruption to their education.