Coronavirus News Live Updates Today: Though India recorded slightly fewer daily Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Sunday, the active cases in the country climbed up to 19,092 from the previous day’s 18,684. As many as 3,324 infections were recorded, according to the data provided by the Union Ministry of Health. On Saturday, the country recorded 3,688 cases. The daily positivity rate also dipped to 0.71 per cent. India reported 40 Covid-related deaths, of which 36 were declared in Kerala retrospectively. Karnataka reported two deaths while Delhi and Maharashtra reported one each.
The number of fresh Covid-19 cases in Delhi remained above the 1,500-mark for two consecutive days, with 1,520 cases recorded in Saturday’s health bulletin. The positivity rate also remained over the 5 per cent mark for the two days, even with around 30,000 tests.
Meanwhile, first dose of Sputnik V vaccine can be administered as the precaution dose to all those vaccinated with the Russian Covid-19 jab, an NTAGI panel has recommended, official sources told PTI on Saturday. The two doses of the Sputnik V vaccine have separate compositions.
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