New Delhi: India’s daily Coronavirus active tally saw a slight lower cases from the previous day as on Sunday total 41,506 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, while 895 people succumbed due to Covid-19 complications. With this country’s cumulative fatalities due to Coronavirus reached over 4.7 lakh since the pandemic began early last year.
Meanwhile, active Covid cases have declined to 4.54 lakh in India – the infections are going down each day. Active cases constitute 1.47 per cent of total infections.
India’s recovery rate also seems to have improved as it has now increased to 97.20 per cent. While, the daily positivity rate is at 2.25 per cent – less than 3 per cent for 20 straight days in a major sign of relief. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Covid positivity rate below 5 per cent to be within the safe zone.
Notably, over 41,000 patients recovered in the last 24 hours taking total recoveries so far to over 2.99 crore.
Given to the current improving situation, several states have eased restrictions on travel and public activity after Covid cases started falling in the last two months, signalling what was seen as the retreat of the deadly second wave.
A top official of the government’s Covid task force said the second wave is not over yet and people should not let their guard down as crowding at places popular tourist destinations raised concerns. Health experts have warned of the possibility of a third devastating wave of if there is laxity in following Covid norms.
Some states, however, are still on the guard and continued with restrictions. Tamil Nadu extended the lockdown in the state till July 19, while relaxing a few restrictions on Sunday. The gradual easing comes as the state is witnessing a dip in cases.
The WHO’s chief scientist has also has said infections are rising across most regions of the world as the Delta variant spreads, clear evidence that the pandemic isn’t retreating.
Over 37 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. The total doses administered in the country has exceeded 37.6 crore so far, the health ministry said.