New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Friday (September 10) to review the COVID-19 situation and the country’s vaccination drive, according to government sources. The meeting comes a day after Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that India is still in the second wave of COVID-19 and that it is far from over.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a high-level meeting to review the COVID-19 related situation and vaccination in the country pic.twitter.com/buGonucrx7
— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2021
According to Rajesh Bhushan, 35 districts continue to report a weekly COVID positivity rate of more than 10%, while 30 districts report a rate of five to ten percent.
More than half of India’s adult population has received at least one dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine, with 18% receiving both shots, according to the Union government, as the total number of jabs administered in the country surpassed 72 crore on Thursday.
Meanwhile, India recorded 34,973 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours on September 10, bringing the total to 3,31,74,954. According to Union Health Ministry data, the death toll has risen to 4,42,009, with 260 people succumbing to COVID-19.
In the last 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has been reduced by 2,968 cases. At 3,90,646, the active caseload accounts for 1.18 percent of the total. In the last 24 hours, 37,681 recoveries have been recorded, bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,23,42,299, and the recovery rate is currently at 97.49 percent.
Kerala and Maharashtra continue to report the highest number of infections on a daily basis. Kerala reported 26,200 new infections and 125 deaths on Thursday (September 9). The state’s test positivity rate has now risen to 16.69 percent after testing 1,56,957 samples in a 24-hour period.