India Covid update: 131 new cases; active cases fall to 1940 – The Indian Express

India reported 131 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, even as the number of active infections across the country declined to 1,940, data from the Health Ministry showed. India has reported 4.46 crore (4,46,81,781) cases so far, and 5,30,730 deaths. On Friday, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh reported an additional death each, after a reconciliation exercise.
Active cases now comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections, after the country saw a decrease of six cases in the span of 24 hours.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease stands at 4,41,49,111; the national recovery rate is currently 98.81 per cent. The case fatality rate, meanwhile, is 1.19 per cent.
The national capital on Friday recorded seven new Covid-19 cases, and zero deaths. New Delhi in the last 24 hours had vaccinated 871 beneficiaries for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra’s Thane district on Friday reported three new positive coronavirus cases, taking its infection count to 7,47,429, a health official said Saturday. With the addition of the latest numbers on Friday, the district currently has 22 active cases.
In Tamil Nadu, four new Covid-19 cases were recorded on Friday, and no deaths.
According to the Health Ministry, 220.24 crore doses of Covid vaccines have been administered so far.
Study finds ‘hybrid immunity’ most effective against severe Covid
A recent study in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases held that “hybrid immunity” provides better protection against severe Covid-19, while all immunity against a re-infection wanes within a few months. The study is based on a meta-analysis of 11 other studies on the protective effectiveness of previous SARS-CoV-2 (Covid) infection and 15 studies on the protective effectiveness of hybrid immunity.
(With inputs from PTI)
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