Coronavirus India update: 42,909 new cases; Kerala continues to be worst affected

In Maharashtra, 18 children found infected at a children's home in Mankhurd

By Jasleen Kaur - August 30, 2021 10:08 am

Coronavirus India update: As many as 42,909 new Covid-19 cases and 34,763 recoveries were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, taking total recoveries to 3,19,23,405 and active caseload to 3,76,324. A total of 300 deaths were recorded during this period. Kerala continues to be the worst affected as the state witnessed 29,836 cases and 75 deaths on Sunday

As per coronavirus update in India, as many as 63.43 crore people have been vaccinated against the deadly virus. Covid-19 infections in India have witnessed a massive surge resulting in the cases standing to an eight-week high. India recorded more than 2.9 lakh fresh coronavirus cases in the week (August 23-29), a 32% jump from the tally in the preceding seven days. This was the highest number of weekly infections since the June 28-July 4 weeks when 3.05 lakh cases were recorded.

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Kerala alone reported over 1.9 lakh cases, a massive 55 percent rise from the previous week’s tally of nearly 1.25 lakh. This was the highest number of infections recorded in the state in 14 weeks since May 16-23 and the highest in any Indian state in 13 weeks.

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Meanwhile, Delhi recorded zero Covid-19 fatalities for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday, apart from 31 fresh cases with a case positivity rate of 0.04%.

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In Maharashtra, as many as 18 children tested positive for Covid-19 at a children's home in Mankhurd on Sunday. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), all children have been shifted to an isolation ward at a coronavirus centre in Vashi Naka. "Eighteen children have tested positive for Covid-19 at a children's home in Mankhurd. All children have been shifted to an isolation ward at a Covid centre in Vashi Naka," BMC said.

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Meanwhile, Maharashtra's increase in COVID-19 cases continued on Sunday, with the state reporting 4,666 new ones against 3,301 patients being discharged. The active case tally rose to 52,844. As many as 131 deaths pushed the State's cumulative fatalities to 1,37,157.

-PTC News