The Covid active caseload in India has fallen below the two-lakh mark after nearly seven months and comprises just 1.86 per cent of the total infections, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. 72 per cent of the active cases are concentrated in Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, it said.
Thirty-four states and Union Territories have less than 10,000 active cases.
“The active cases have fallen to 1,97,201.This is the lowest after 207 days. The total active cases were 1,97,387 on June 27, 2020,” the government said.
A total of 16,988 people have recovered in a span of 24 hours. This has led to a net decline of 3,327 from the total active caseload, it said.
India’s daily new cases are on a steady decline which has also contributed to the shrinkage in active caseload, it underscored.
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President Joe Biden signed a blizzard of executive orders Wednesday on the coronavirus, immigration and climate change – launching a 10-day cascade of directives reversing the policies of his GOP predecessor as Democrats pushed for even more sweeping and prompt legislative action.
The most pressing of his priorities are measures to combat the ongoing deadly coronavirus pandemic. Biden signed executive actions to require masks on all federal grounds and asked agencies to extend moratoriums on evictions and on federal student loan payments.
He urged Americans to don face coverings for 100 days while reviving a global health unit in the National Security Council – allowed to go dormant during the Trump administration – to oversee pandemic preparedness and response. Biden also began to reverse several steps taken by former president Donald Trump by embracing the World Health Organization,revoking the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and rejoining the Paris climate agreement.