Coronavirus LIVE updates: India on Thursday reported 25,404 new COVID-19 cases, which pushed the caseload in the country to 3,32,89,579. 339 deaths were also reported in 24 hours, taking the death count to 4,43,213. With this, the active number of cases went up to 3,62,207.
The day also saw 37,127 recoveries, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,24,84,159. The recovery rate was recorded at 97.56 per cent. With 14,30,891 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The weekly positivity rate stands at 2.07 per cent less than 3 per cent for the last 81 consecutive days. Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate stands at 1.78 per cent which has been less than 3 per cent for the last 15 days.
A reduction of 12,062 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
In the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases in the southern state, the Goa government has made five-day quarantine compulsory for people, especially students and those coming for work purposes from Kerala, officials said.
In a notification issued on Sunday, the Goa administration also extended the ongoing statewide curfew till September 20, continuing a ban on several activities, including casinos, in the coastal state.
The notification also mentioned that “all students and employees coming from Kerala” shall undergo institutional quarantine for five days.
“The arrangements for quarantining students will be made by the administrators or principals of the educational institutions,” the notification said.
“For the employees, it shall be done by respective offices, companies, or firms,” it adds. (PTI)