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India continues its streak of low single-day cases

Health Desk | banglanews24.com
Update: 2021-01-30 15:07:03
India continues its streak of low single-day cases [photo collected]

With 11,666 new Covid-19 cases getting reported in the last 24 hours on Thursday, India has continued its streak of low single-day cases, even as the overall tally mounted to 1,07,01,193, health officials said.

In January this year, the daily deaths have been reported below the 200-mark in the country.

For the past 21 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 new infections daily.
The nationwide immunisation drive began on January 16 after the approval of Covaxin and Covishield, the two Covid vaccines.

As many as 3,55,979 beneficiaries have received the first dose of Covid vaccine in the first phase so far.

India has ranked 86 in a performance index of 98 countries for their handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, said a report compiled by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute on Thursday.

India has reported more than 11 million Covid-19 cases on January 28.

The Sydney-based Lowy Institute has collected the performance index according to which Sri Lanka was at the 10th position in handling the Covid-19 outbreak.

The performance index showed that New Zealand handled the pandemic more effectively than any other country in the world while Brazil sits at the bottom of the list.

Source: The Statesman/ Hindustan Times

BDST: 1507 HRS, JAN 30, 2021
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