In the wake of the Kovid-19 case reduction in the state, the Goa government on Monday reopened schools for physical classes for students in classes I to XII. The Goa government announced last Thursday that the order would apply to all educational institutions.
The government order issued last Thursday said, “As the number of Kovid-19 cases is decreasing day by day in the state, it has been decided by the appropriate authorities that all educational institutions should be reopened from the first to the twelfth. “
Meanwhile, there have been 16,051 new coronavirus infections in India, bringing the number of viruses to 4,28,38,524, with active cases down to 2,02,131, according to data released by the Union Ministry of Health on Monday. The death toll rose to 5,12,109 with 206 new casualties, according to the latest update at 8am. Daily COVID-19 cases have been below one lakh for 15 consecutive days.
Active cases accounted for 0.47 percent of total infections, with the national COVID-19 recovery rate rising to a further 98.33 percent, the ministry said. Activated COVID-19 caseloads recorded 22,056 case reductions in 24-hour intervals. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.93 percent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded as 2.12 percent, according to the ministry.
The number of people recovering from the disease has risen to 4,21,24,284, with the death rate recorded at 1.20 percent. The increasing dose administered so far in the country under COVID-19 vaccination campaign has exceeded 175.46 crore.
The number of Kovid-19s in India has crossed 20 lakhs on 7 August 2020, 30 lakhs on 23 August, 40 lakhs on 5 September and 50 lakhs on 16 September. September 28 crossed 60 lakhs, October 11 crossed 70 lakhs, October 29 crossed 80 lakhs, November 20 crossed 90 lakhs and December 19 crossed one crore mark. India crossed the Rs 2 crore mark on May 4 and Rs 3 crore on June 23 last year. The 206 new deaths include 92 in Kerala and 18 in Karnataka.
A total of 5,12,109 deaths were reported in the country, including 1,43,582 from Maharashtra, 64,145 from Kerala, 39,795 from Karnataka, 37,980 from Tamil Nadu, 26,101 from Delhi, 23,433 from Uttar Pradesh and 2,131 from West Bengal. The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of deaths were due to sexual intercourse.
(With input from the agency)
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