COVID-19: India records lowest coronavirus cases in 230 days, will there be another wave? Check what experts say
As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country recorded 13,596 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Cases in India: India recorded the lowest number of coronavirus cases in 230 days. As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country recorded 13,596 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours.
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In another milestone, 97.79 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. The recovery rate currently stands at 98.12 per cent which is the highest since March 2020. 19,582 recoveries have also been recorded in the last 24 hours increasing the total recoveries to 3,34,39,331.
As per an ANI report, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday informed that more than nine lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted in the country in the last 24 hours.
It has to be noted that India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 2.
According to an ANI report, Dr Sekhar C Mande, Director General, CSIR said, "We have been able to get a large population vaccinated with the first dose and even with the second dose. Our vaccines do prevent the disease to a large extent. If tested positive after being jabbed, the severity of COVID-19 is also reduced. Even if the third wave comes, then the intensity will be low and much less compared to the second wave."
The ANI also reported that Mahindra Agarwal, Professor at IIT Kanpur had said that the emergence of another wave depends on the emergence of a more infectious strain.
The MoHFW informed that at present, India's active caseload stands at 1,89,694 which is the lowest in 221 days.
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