It seems India has finally managed to curb down the second wave of COVID19 pandemic as the number of daily new cases dropped significantly to 1.27 lakhs on May 31. This is in continuation of the downward trend of the daily cases for almost a week now.
According to the Union Health Ministry data released at 8 AM on June 1, India recorded 1,27,510 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest single-day figure in the last 50 days.
On the other hand, the number of recovered patients continued to outnumber the daily new cases for the 19th consecutive day, as India witnessed 2,55,287 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
India reports 1,27,510 new #COVID19 cases, 2,55,287 discharges & 2,795 deaths in last 24 hrs, as per Health Ministry
Total cases: 2,81,75,044
Total discharges: 2,59,47,629
Death toll: 3,31,895
Active cases: 18,95,520
Total vaccination: 21,60,46,638 pic.twitter.com/AgS0JDgEGH
— ANI (@ANI) June 1, 2021
The total COVID19 cases in India now stand at 2,81,75,044, out of which the number of active cases is 18,95,520. According to the Health Ministry, a total of 2,795 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 3,31,895 in the country.
The Ministry also informed that nearly 21,60,46,638 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
The weekly positivity rate has declined to 9.04 percent. The active cases have further reduced to 20,26,092, comprising 7.22 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 91.60 percent.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 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 2 crores on May 4.