According to data updated on Monday by the Ministry of Health, there have been 18,599 new COVID-19 cases, 14,278 recoveries and 97 deaths in the last 24 hours in India.
The country currently has 1,88,747 active cases with a cumulative death of 1,57,853. The total number of cases is 1,12,29,398 and the total recovery is 1,08,82,798.
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Here are the latest updates:
End of epidemic phase near Delhi: Jain
Despite an increase in the number of daily cases compared to the previous week, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday that COVID-19 was near a “endemic” stage in the capital.
He said that the positivity rate is below 1% for two months and does not have fluctuations, which is a good sign.
“The positivity rate was at a high level of 10-15% in November 2020,” he said.
“COVID-19 is near a spatial phase in Delhi. Experts say that in the next few years some cases will continue to fall into the endemic phase, but it will not spread as if it were in the epidemic phase. Swine flu outbreak was seen in Delhi about 10 years ago but still some cases are reported every year. COVID-19 is not going to end completely. We have to learn to live with it, ”said Mr. Jain.
A year after the novel Coronavirus became ‘normal' in Karnataka
On March 8, 2020, when the first COVID-19 case came to light in Karnataka, no one would have imagined that the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus would usher in a “new normal”. Now, exactly one year later, our very terminology has been changed, with words like “epidemic”, “social distinction”, “masking” and “lockdown” becoming everyday words.
In one year, COVID-19 has infected more than 9.5 lakh people and claimed the lives of over 12,000 people in the state. About 43% of the total caseloads and more than 36% of the total deaths are from Bengaluru urban. The country's first death occurred on March 12, 2020, from Kalaburagi.
The epidemic that shook government health officials made them realize that combating the disease meant strengthening the surveillance system as well as coordinating with the private healthcare sector. There were many lessons to be learned along the way through trial and error.