India recorded 46,759 fresh cases of coronavirus on Saturday, the daily caseload crossing 40,000-mark for the third day in a row, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data.

Five states accounted for 89.42 per cent of the total cases, with Kerala contributing 32,801 cases in the past 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra with 4,654 cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,542 cases, Andhra Pradesh with 1,512 cases and Karnataka with 1,301 cases.

India saw 509 people succumb to the infection in the past 24 hours. Maximum casualties were reported in Kerala (179), followed by Maharashtra with 170 deaths.

A total of 31,374 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking Indias recovery rate to 97.56 per cent. The total recoveries stand at 3,18,52,802 across the country.

In the last 24 hours, active cases increased by 14,876, taking the active caseload to 3,59,775.

KERALAS RISING COVID-19 CASES

As fear of third wave of Covid-19 pandemic looms over the nation, Kerala’s rising cases are a cause of concern. Kerala reported 32,801 fresh cases of coronavirus on Saturday, accounting for 70.15 per cent of the total cases India reported.

Talking about the surge in Covid-19 cases in the state, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said there is nothing to worry about. The health minister, however, advised caution and said, We must be cautious about the rise in cases and social distancing norms must be followed at all cost. People should discourage family get-togethers and other gatherings, which includes children.

INDIAS VACCINATION DRIVE

Meanwhile, India achieved a historic milestone and administered over one crore jabs of Covid-19 on Friday. A total of 1,03,35,290 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, which brings the total tally of doses administered to 62,29,89,134.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the citizens and health workers for the achievement. PM Modi tweeted, Record vaccination numbers today! Crossing 1 crore is a momentous feat. Kudos to those getting vaccinated and those making the vaccination drive a success.

Record vaccination numbers today!

Crossing 1 crore is a momentous feat. Kudos to those getting vaccinated and those making the vaccination drive a success.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 27, 2021

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