Kerala is going from bad to worse as India records its worst in 2 months: Covid-19

2nd September 2021

2nd September 2021

The coronavirus seems to be retreating in the country, but with one major exception: Kerala. 

According to data from the Union health ministry, India reported 49,029 new cases of Covid-19 and 509 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, marking a 12 percent rise in daily infections since Wednesday—the biggest single-day rise in two months. 

Out of these cases, Kerala accounted for 32,803 cases —over 60% of daily fresh cases and 171 fatalities out of 509.  

Officials have once again highlighted that Kerala has not been following the Centre's instructions, despite registering the highest daily case count in the country. The effects of the same are also borne by neighbouring states as well. 

Beyond that Kerala’s vaccination coverage is only 21% of the total population, which still makes the large population at risk of Covid-19 infection. 

Meanwhile, highlighting the positives, the health ministry informed that the country’s Covid-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.48 percent.

The data further revealed that India has administered over 66 crore doses of the Covid vaccine so far. As many as 81,09,244 people were inoculated in the last 24 hours. Of this, 58,03,416 received the first dose and 23,05,828 received their second dose.

Among the states, Uttar Pradesh has administered the highest number of first doses, totalling 6,22,81,084.

 

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