In the past 24 hours, India recorded 46.759 cases, as per the Health Ministry’s data. The active caseload stands at 3,59,775. With Kerala reporting over 30,000 fresh cases for the third consecutive day on Friday, the health department has intensified checks at border districts.
World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan congratulated India after the country administered more than 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses ahead of fears of another surge in infections.
People with emergency reasons are being allowed to enter Tamil Nadu, and travelers from Kerala must produce either a fully vaccinated certificate or RT-PCR negative certificate and register for an e-pass. Meanwhile, mounting deaths from the latest surge in COVID-19 have strained capacity at hospital morgues and funeral homes across central Florida.
While Florida’s record levels of new cases and hospitalisations for the disease have levelled off over the past week, averages of daily reported deaths have continued to climb.