COVID-19: India records lowest coronavirus cases in 231 days, 98.67 crore vaccine doses administered so far
India on Tuesday registered the lowest number of daily new coronavirus cases in the last 231 days.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Cases in India: India on Tuesday registered the lowest number of daily new coronavirus cases in the last 231 days. As per the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country has recorded 13,058 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
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In another milestone, India has administered 98.67 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. The recovery rate is currently at 98.14 per cent which is the highest since March 2020.
As per the data, the country has recorded 19,470 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases taking the total number of recoveries to 3,34,58,801. The active cases for India currently stands less than 1 per cent at 0.54 per cent which is also the lowest since March 2020. India's active caseload stands at 1,83,118 which is the lowest in 227 days.
It has to be noted that India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 2.
According to an ANI report, Dr Sekhar C Mande, Director General, CSIR said, "We have been able to get a large population vaccinated with the first dose and even with the second dose. Our vaccines do prevent the disease to a large extent. If tested positive after being jabbed, the severity of COVID-19 is also reduced. Even if the third wave comes, then the intensity will be low and much less compared to the second wave."
The ANI also reported that Mahindra Agarwal, Professor at IIT Kanpur had said that the emergence of another wave depends on the emergence of a more infectious strain.
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