India sees fall in fresh covid cases by 50 per cent
As India battles the second wave of covid since March this year, there has been innumerable death. It is even more critical as yellow and black fungus variants of virus sweep in. However, with the quick rollout of vaccines, the cumulative number of doses administered in the country has crossed 21.83 crores. The Union Health Ministry revealed that a total of 9,50,401 people in the age group of 18-44 years received their first dose and 15,467 their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The situation is looking a tad better in this scenario as now the active caseload continues to decline, with 1,32,788 new cases and 2,31,456 discharges being reported in the last 24 hours. The newly revealed data set indicates from 3,207 deaths reported during this period, the active cases has now dropped to 17.93 lakh, making it less than 50 per cent. After the strict imposition of lockdown nationwide, these numbers are beginning to drop.
This step to restrict movements was necessary as India touched a record with 4.14 lakh cases in a day last month. Seeing the recovery increased to 92 per cent, the Central government said that the cases have been consistently declining for one week in at least 30 states and Union Territories.
Also, bringing some clarity in the picture, WHO mentioned that only one strain of the COVID-19 Delta variant is now considered of concern while two other strains had been downgraded and do not have the same level of severity in its effect. Amidst this, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai has issued new, more relaxed Covid guidelines for the time when they will open the lockdown and relax the guidelines from fifteen days starting from June 1. They clearly state essential services shops to remain open from 7 am to 2 pm only and limited entry of crowd.