India’s daily Covid cases are at their lowest level in two months, with 2,677 deaths in just 24 hours
Over the previous 24 hours, India has gained 1.14 lakh new coronavirus cases, while COVID-19 mortality has increased by 2,667. According to the health ministry, the country’s overall caseload has reached 2.88 crores, with 3.46 lakh fatalities.
The number of persons infected in India has reduced to 14.77 lakh, with 1.89 lakh patients recovering in the last 24 hours. For the 24th straight day, daily recoveries in the country have outnumbered daily cases.
On Saturday, about 20 lakh tests were conducted, bringing the total number of tests conducted to 36,47,46,522, while the daily Positive rate fell to 5.62 percent. According to the ministry, it has been less than 10% for 13 days in a row.
The infection count in Maharashtra, the worst-affected state, has grown to almost 58.19 lakh with the addition of 13,659 coronavirus cases. The state’s recovery rate was 95.01 percent, while the case fatality rate fell to 1.71 percent.
Uttar Pradesh has the most infections, followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh.
The COVID-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu has been extended for another week, with two sets of relaxations for 11 hotspot areas and the remainder of the state. The lockdown, which was supposed to expire on Monday, will now last until June 14.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi has announced that markets and shopping malls in the city will be allowed to open on an odd-even basis, similar to the strategy used to combat air pollution in the national capital, which reported 414 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest since March 15.
In India, the mass inoculation campaign has resulted in the administration of more than 23 crore vaccine doses. States, on the other hand, continue to have a scarcity of the two vaccinations now in use.
Meanwhile, the center defended its liberalized vaccine policy, claiming that the policy, which took effect on May 1, relieves the “operating burden” on state-run immunization facilities. It stated that media reports implying disparities in dose distribution were “inaccurate and speculative in character.”
The Haryana government said that a business located in Malta has shown interest in supplying the state with up to 60 million doses of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V. According to the state administration, the foreign corporation proposed to sell the vaccine for $1,120 each dose.
On August 7, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 20 lakh, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It exceeded the 60 lakh level on September 28, the 70 lakh mark on October 11, the 80 lakh mark on October 29, the 90 lakh mark on November 20, and the one-crore mark on December 19. On May 4, India passed the dreadful 2 crore mark.