According to the Ministry of Health, India has recorded its lowest single-day spike with 46,790 new coronavirus cases in for the first time in nearly three months.
India’s coronavirus case tally stands at 75,97,063, with 7,48,538 active Covid-19 cases. The active cases in the country which comprise 9.85 per cent of the total caseload. The number of active cases remained below eight lakh for the fourth consecutive day in the country.
In the last 24 hours, the country has recorded 69,720 recoveries taking the total recoveries to 67,33,328. The recovery rate now stands at 88.63 per cent.
The dip in India’s caseload, according to the Health Ministry, is because of the dip in the number of COVID-19 cases reported in the five worst-hit states in the last one month. The trend of daily cases of the coronavirus disease in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh reveals the various stages of decline of active cases.
A government-appointed panel of experts has warned of an exponential increase of 26 lakh cases within a month if COVID-19 precautions are not followed properly during the festive season and the oncoming winter.
It can be as much as “up to 26 lakh cases within a month”, the panel said, warning of a second wave of infections in the winter when respiratory viruses thrive in cooler temperatures.
It also said that district-level and higher level lockdowns are not much effective now, adding that if norms are adhered to, there is a possibility of the pandemic being controlled by early next year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India has one of the highest recovery rates because it was one of the first countries to adopt a flexible lockdown. He added that the country is already working on putting a well-established vaccine delivery mechanism in place.