According to the data shown by the Union health ministry, taking the country’s cumulative tally past 30.5 million along with the death toll to 401,050, round 44,111 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease along with 738 related fatalities were recorded by India on Saturday. Accounting for 1.67% of the total infections, being settled at 4,95,533, in the last 24 hours India’s active cases plunged further by 14,104.
As recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 51 days in a row now, on Saturday, the country’s recovery rate has settled at 97.1%.
On 21st June for the first time in India, the coronavirus cases dipped below 50,000 after the decline of the second wave and have since remained stagnant in the bracket of 30,000 to 50,000. After being on the peak with around 4,141,88 fresh infections on 6th May, the country witnessed a sharp free fall of the coronavirus cases in the second wave.
Mentioning that the country cannot lower its guard, VK Paul, a NITI Aayog member said that close monitoring is crucial at this stage While the experts have cautioned for the same since the decline. He added that growth in the transmission of the disease can be seen once again in Europe, with the cases having dropped to 50 per million at a point, that has now become almost double, It is in our control to avoid India in witnessing the third wave of the coronavirus disease.