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India Reports 41,965 New Covid Cases:- The second wave of coronavirus never calmed down in India and the health experts, researchers are now warning of a possible third wave of coronavirus that will hit the nation in September and October. A total number of 41,965 new cases are reported in India in the last 24 hours and the total number of cases reached 3,28,10,845. There are 33,964 recoveries reported in India in the last 24 hours and the total number of Indian recoveries to date are said to be 3,19,93,644 as per the reports announced by the Union Health Ministry. 460 new deaths are reported in India in the past one day and the total death tally reached 4,39,020. The total number of vaccinations administered in India are 65,41,13,508 and 1,33,18,718 vaccines are administered in the last 24 hours.
Kerala continued to report a high number of cases and the state has 30,203 new cases in the last 24 hours along with 115 deaths. Several countries are keen to allow a booster dose for all those who took the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine six months ago. The World Health Organization is against the move as there are crores of people who are yet to receive the first dose of the shot for coronavirus. The Indian government clarified that there are no traces of the new coronavirus variant C.1.2 in India for now. The schools and colleges reopened from today in several Indian states. The government of Odisha announced that the state will head for a weekend lockdown for the entire month of September to prevent the spread of the cases. Essential services and food deliveries will be allowed and night curfew is imposed from 10 PM to 5 AM. As per the reports from the Indian Council of Medical Research, the total samples that are conducted in the country on August 31st are 16,06,785 and the samples that are tested in total are 52,31,84,293.