Coronavirus updates | India records 43,071 new COVID-19 cases, 955 deaths

People wear masks and face shield as a precaution against the coronavirus in Vijayawda.  

A possible third wave of coronavirus infection can hit its peak between October-November if Covid-appropriate behaviour is not followed, but it may see half the daily cases recorded during the second surge, said a scientist of a government panel tasked with modelling of COVID-19 cases.

However, Covid infection can spread faster during the third wave if any new virulent variant of SARS-CoV-2 emerges, said Manindra Agarwal who is working with the Sutra Model — the mathematical projection of the COVID-19 trajectory.

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Here are the latest updates:


India records 43,071 new COVID-19 cases, 955 deaths

India saw a single-day rise of 43,071 COVID-19 infections, which took the tally of cases to 3,05,45,433, while active cases have declined to 4,85,350, according to Union health ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,02,005 with 955 more fatalities, the data updated at 8 a.m. showed.

The active cases have further declined to 4,85,350 and comprise 1.59% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 97.09%, the ministry said.

It said active cases have declined by 10,183 in a span of 24 hours. - PTI


No COVID-19 fatality in Jharkhand for third consecutive day

Jharkhand did not report any COVID-19 induced fatality for the third consecutive day on Saturday, while 88 fresh coronavirus cases pushed the tally to 3,45,794, a health department bulletin said.

The COVID-19 death toll remained at 5,113, it said.

Jharkhand now has 831 active COVID-19 cases, while 3,39,850 patients have recovered from the infection, it said.

A total of 48,687 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the State in the last 24 hours, the bulletin added. - PTI


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