After leading for 2.5 months, India is now ranked second in daily cases
India sees a drop in new cases for the second day, with 1,647 deaths in 24 hours
In India, COVID-19 instances are on the decline. According to the Union health ministry, India registered 60,753 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, ending Saturday morning.
India's average case count has dropped to the second position after registering the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases globally for more than two-and-a-half months during the devastating second wave, with Brazil reclaiming the dubious top spot. States like UP, Kerala, MP, and Rajasthan have reduced lockdown restrictions because of decreased Covid-19 instances.
According to the most recent data from the Ministry of Health, 97,743 people recovered in 24 hours, bringing the overall number of recovered patients to 2,86,78,390. India's recovery rate has risen to 96.16 percent as a result of this.
Kerala leads the way with 11,361 new Covid-19 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 9,798 cases, Tamil Nadu with 8,633 cases, Andhra Pradesh with 6,341 cases, and Karnataka with 5,783 cases. A total of 1,647 Covid-related deaths were reported in India in a single day, with Maharashtra reporting the highest number of fatalities (648), followed by Tamil Nadu with 287 daily deaths.
According to the health ministry, India's total number of vaccination doses has now surpassed 27 crores. A total of 27,23,88,783 Covid vaccination doses had been provided across the country.
On Friday, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan claimed that as the coronavirus changed and evolved, citizens relaxed their guard, increasing in cases, snowballing into the second wave.
"Last year, the authorities worked around the clock to put an end to Covid-19. We were incredibly effective in reducing the active caseload to a bare minimum under Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji's leadership."
"People gradually invited slack in their commitment to the modest code of Covid acceptable behavior once vaccines arrived early this year and things returned to normal. We let our guard down while the virus changed and evolved. All of this resulted in a surge in cases, which snowballed into the second wave "Dr. Harsh Vardhan expressed his thoughts.