India’s weekly Covid cases drop to 5-month low, daily tally at 33.5k

New Delhi: India set a weekly record for Covid-19 cases in mid-March to 5 months, with less than 2.6 rac infections reported August 9-15, down 6.7% from the previous week Did.

 

Despite the fall, weekly cases in the country have remained between Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000 for the past six weeks. During this period, there was a surge in infections in parts of the country, a large surge in Kerala, and an increase or decrease in cases in the northeast. Minor spikes have been reported in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and more recently in Himachal Pradesh.

Pandemics also continue stubbornly in the sluggish Maharashtra state. Moreover, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa continue to report more than 1,000 daily cases.

India recorded 2,55,819 fresh cases in the week ending Sunday, the lowest number of weeks since 1,55,912 infections were reported from March 8-14. It was 22 weeks ago when the second wave of pandemics was rising in the country. Weekly cases in the country peaked from May 3 to 9, with infections swelling to more than Rs 274,000.

Since its peak, the number of weeks has fallen below Rs 30,000 for the first time from July 5th to 11th. Since then, the numbers have leveled off slightly, recording a 7.5% surge from July 26th to August 1st.

Meanwhile, viral deaths continue to decline. This week, 3,334 deaths were recorded, down 5.8% from last week’s 3,540.

Nearly 33,500 fresh cases were recorded on Sunday, the lowest number per day in 6 days. The tally was 36,135 on Friday and 36,135 on Thursday. Meanwhile, 421 deaths from the virus were recorded on Sunday.

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