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Is it time to bid farewell to Covid? This is what India’s numbers say

Varsha Vats
Varsha VatsSep 20, 2022 | 14:34

Is it time to bid farewell to Covid? This is what India’s numbers say

India has reported 4,043 fresh covid cases in the past 24 hours

The Covid-19 has affected almost everyone's lives all over the world. Now, after almost 3 years since the pandemic started, seems like the virus has decided to leave humans alone. The Covid situation in different countries including India looks to be under control now.

There is a noticeable relief in India’s Covid burden as the daily case load has dropped drastically. Recently, the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also hinted towards the end of the Covid pandemic, saying: “We are not there yet. But the end is in sight.”

What is India’s current status? India has reported 4,043 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours. The active caseload of the country has also declined. There are currently 47,379 active cases in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

In terms of fatalities, the country reported 15 Covid-related deaths yesterday. This count includes six deaths reconciled by Kerala. Therefore, 9 people died on September 19 due to Covid.

The recovery rate from the coronavirus in India has also increased to 98.72 per cent.

Vaccination numbers: The first, second and the booster dose of the Covid vaccination has played a crucial role in reducing the country’s Covid burden. As per the Health Ministry, till date, 216.83 crore vaccine doses have been administered.

India is all set to enjoy the festivities in full swing: After two consecutive years, there are relaxations in Covid restrictions, and a fall in daily Covid numbers. Therefore, this year, the country is all set to celebrate the festive season at its fullest.

According to a Reuters report, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has said that its 80 million small-and-medium-business members generate annual sales of more than $1.5 trillion, forecast sales this Diwali season will be at least 30% higher than last year.

"Consumer sentiment is very upbeat after two years of restrictions," said CAIT Secretary-General Praveen Khandelwal. Khandelwal has also urged traders to stock up and ensure they have a variety of products to compete with online players.

Last updated: September 20, 2022 | 14:34
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