Weekly COVID-19 infections drop 13% as Kerala records 17% dip

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Misbah Ali

India recorded a 13% decline in the new coronavirus infections in the week ending (September 12, 2021), the first substantial drop in the cases in three weeks, as Kerala registered a 17% drop in infection count, according to the official data.

India witnessed 27,254 new COVID-19 infections which are 4.6% lower than yesterday that witnessed 28,591 in the past 24 hours, the Indian Health Ministry informed on September 13, 2021.

The latest daily count has taken the overall caseload to 3, 32, 64,175 in the country, while after recording 219 related fatalities in the last 24 hours, the country’s death toll rose to 4, 42,874, as per the government data.

Of 27,254 new coronavirus infections and 219 deaths reported in India, Kerala recorded 20,240 COVID-19 cases and 67 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Kerala continues to record the most number of daily cases.

Fatalities related to the virus fell to a 24-week low in India, as the country witnessed 2,104 deaths in the week, the lowest toll since the March 22-28 week.

 Meanwhile, in the wake of a rise in coronavirus infections in the southern state, the Goa government has made a five-day quarantine mandatory for people, especially students and those coming for work purposes from Kerala, officials informed.

In a notification issued on September 12, 2021, the Goa administration also extended the ongoing statewide curfew till September 20, 2021, continuing the ban on many activities, including casinos, in the coastal state.

The government also informed that the daily COVID count in India has remained below 50,000 for 78 consecutive days now.


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