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Coronavirus Case and Fatality Rate in India, Coronavirus Third Wave News Today September 11 Live Updates: Fear of Covid-19 third wave looms large in India with the beginning of the festive season. It may be noted that in Kerala, the top contributor to India’s Covid-19 tally for the past few weeks, Coronavirus infections spiked after the Onam festivals. Maharashtra and especially Kerala, though cases have started showing a declining trend, continue to report high numbers of Coronavirus infections. Kerala has been contributing nearly 60% to India’s daily caseload for the past few weeks. The state accounts for over 60% of India’s active Covid-19 cases.

Meanwhile, India reported a slight dip in its daily Covid-19 cases on Saturday. The country witnessed 33,376 new Coronavirus infections, taking its overall Covid-19 tally to 3,32,08,330, according to data from the Union Health Ministry on Saturday. The number of active cases also increased marginally from Friday to 3,91,516. The Covid-19 death toll climbed to 4,42,317, with 308 daily fatalities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a high-level review meeting on Covid-related situations and vaccination in the country. He was briefed about the concentration of cases “in a few geographies”. The meeting comes a day after Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said India is still going through the second wave of and it is not over yet. According to data from the Union Health Ministry, as many as 35 districts are still reporting a weekly Covid positivity rate of over 10% while it is 5-10% in 30 districts.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Amid talk of boosters, global vaccine disparity gets sharper
Several hundred people line up every morning, starting before dawn, on a grassy area outside Nairobi’s largest hospital hoping to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Sometimes the line moves smoothly, while on other days, the staff tells them there’s nothing available, and they should come back tomorrow. Halfway around the world, at a church in Atlanta, two workers with plenty of vaccine doses waited hours Wednesday for anyone to show up, whiling away the time by listening to music from a laptop. Over a six-hour period, only one person came through the door. The dramatic contrast highlights the vast disparity around the world. In richer countries, people can often pick and choose from multiple available vaccines, walk into a site near their homes and get a shot in minutes. Pop-up clinics, such as the one in Atlanta, bring vaccines into rural areas and urban neighborhoods, but it is common for them to get very few takers. In the developing world, supply is limited and uncertain. Just over 3 per cent of people across Africa have been fully vaccinated, and health officials and citizens often have little idea what will be available from one day to the next. More vaccines have been flowing in recent weeks, but the World Health Organization’s director in Africa said Thursday that the continent will get 25 per cent fewer doses than anticipated by the end of the year, in part because of the rollout of booster shots in wealthier counties such as the United States. (AP