New Delhi: India added 41,506 new COVID-19 infections and 895 related demises in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday (July 11, 2021) morning. It further reported that the national weekly positivity rate now reached 2.32 per cent while the daily positivity rate is at 2.25 per cent.
With this, the aggregate of active coronavirus cases has further diminished to 4,54,118, while the mortality toll climbed 4,08,040.
The nation, contrarily, also saw 41,526 patients healing from the virus between Saturday and Sunday morning taking the aggregate of discharges to 2,99,75,064.
Earlier on Saturday, the Union Home Secretary held a meeting to review the actions adopted by State Governments for restraining of COVID-19 in hill stations and tourist locations. During the conference, the overall management of the COVID-19 situation and the immunization situation in Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal was illustrated.
Union Home Secretary sounded a note of alert considering media reports showing shameless disregard of COVID-appropriate behaviour in hill stations and other tourist locations. He highlighted that the second wave of COVID-19 was not yet over and that states should confirm strict obedience to the protocols prescribed in respect of wearing of masks, social distancing and other safe behaviour.
It was seen that the drop of the second wave is at different phases in the several parts of the country and that while the overall case positivity rate may be diminishing, the case positivity rate in certain regions of Rajasthan, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh is over 10%, which is a cause for concern.
Meanwhile, the total COVID-19 immunization coverage has surpassed 37.60 crores across the country.