As per the union health ministry data updated on 27th September, India had reported 26,041 fresh Covid-19 cases on that day and the total caseload went up to 3,36,78,786. The active cases, however, have come down to 2,99,620, the lowest in 191 days. The active infections consist 0.89% of the total infections and the national recovery rate stands at 97.78 per cent, the ministry remarked. We also saw a significant decline of 3,856 active infections on that day.
The positivity rate in India sat at 2.24% and has remained below 3% for the last 28 days. Many states have also witnessed highly optimistic trends in terms of Covid-19 cases. Kerala, the highest contributor of daily infections reported an acute dip with 11,699 fresh patients of Covid-19 in a day. Uttar Pradesh, the most populated state in the country saw just 6 Covid cases. Delhi, the national capital, which suffered the brunt of the second wave of the pandemic is steadily recovering. It observed 32 fresh cases and no death on that day. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand also reported zero deaths in the last 24 hours. Mumbai, the epicentre of the pandemic after Kerala also logged less than 400 new cases for the second consecutive day.
The state of Mizoram, however, continues to dominate the neighbouring northeastern states in terms of fresh cases with 1,846 cases and seven deaths. Assam also comes close with 412 fresh cases and eight deaths.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the union health ministry confirmed on its official website. It also declared that the state-wise distribution of cases is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
Meanwhile, the vaccination drive in India is also at its pinnacle. The total number of vaccine doses delivered in India crossed the mark of 86 crore. Over one crore jabs were administered on Monday itself, according to the Union health ministry. A report by The Indian Express stated that almost 25 per cent of eligible Indians have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and that the efficacy of the vaccine in preventing fatality increases after the second dose.