India Records Lowest Daily Rise In COVID-19 Cases In 6 Weeks


The country’s daily cases, earlier this month, hit a grim world record with 4.14 lakh infections.

After a massive second wave of Covid-19 infections that swept the country, the COVID-19 graph of India now continues to show declining trend with 1.73 lakh new Covid cases recorded in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily spike in 45 days. The country’s daily cases, earlier this month, hit a grim world record with 4.14 lakh infections.

Though India continues to record alarming amount of infections compared to other countries, this is the second consecutive day that less than 2 lakh cases have been registered. For the last five days, the positivity rate has been less than 10 per cent.

On Friday, the India government said it aims to vaccinate the entire country by the end of this year. “The Health Ministry has given a blueprint. 108 crore people – with 216 crore doses – will be vaccinated by December,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said. The response came amid continuous attack by Congress’ Rahul Gandhi over the vaccination strategy of Modi government.

In a tweet on Friday evening, the health ministry once again stressed that the government is looking for import of vaccines for “swift vaccination of the entire population”.

The government said that over 28 lakh vaccines were administered on Friday, adding that 20.86 crore doses have been administered thus far. “Production of Covaxin vaccine will hit six crore by July/August under Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 Mission COVID Suraksha. Almost 90 Lakh doses (are) committed for the month of June,” an official statement read.

According to a joint statement by the WHO, UNICEF, GAVI and CEPI, after the second wave hit India, the “terrible” surge in Covid cases led to a shortfall of 190 million doses, news agency PTI reported.




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