New Delhi, September 28
India’s Covid caseload surged well beyond 6 million on Monday topping 60,74,702, while recoveries crossed 5 million settling at 50,16,520 and pushing up the national cure rate to 82.58 per cent.
The recent trend of daily new recoveries nearly matching daily new cases continued over the past few days with the country witnessing its last one million cases (50 lakh to 60 lakh) over 11 days and the last one million recoveries over the same period.
Medical experts say if the daily recoveries continue to match new infections and outstrip these on days, as has been seen over the last week, the Covid graph could start plummeting. India’s case fatality rate has declined to 1.57 per cent as against the global average of over 3.1 per cent with the toll touching 95,542 after 1,039 deaths in the last 24 hours. Current infections in India are 9,62,640 and recoveries are five times the active cases. As of the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry recorded 82,170 new cases and 74,893 recoveries.
India had crossed 20 lakh cases on August 7; 30 lakh on August 23; 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16 and 60 lakh on September 27. The country added the last 20 lakh cases over 22 days – 10 lakh each over 11 days. — TNS
Portal for updates on vaccine launched
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday launched an ICMR vaccine portal, which will update the country on the vaccine-related progress, including the stages of development of various vaccine candidates at different stages of human trials.