New Delhi: India experienced its lowest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases in 88 days, according to the Union Health Ministry on Monday (June 21, 2021). The total caseload, however, is now approaching 3 crores after the country reported 53,256 new infections in the last 24 hours.
The weekly positivity rate in India is currently 3.32 percent, while the daily positivity rate has fallen to 3.83 percent.
Between Sunday and Monday morning, there were also 1,422 new coronavirus-related deaths.
The total number of cases has now risen to 2,99,35,221, of which 2,88,44,199 have recovered and 3,88,135 have died as a result of the virus.
However, the number of active cases has now been reduced to 7,02,887.
On the other hand, the country’s total vaccination coverage has surpassed 28 crores.
Earlier in the day, on the occasion of the 7th International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that yoga provided people with strength and poise during the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that it was easy for countries to overlook Yoga Day during the pandemic because it was not intrinsic to their culture, but instead, global enthusiasm for Yoga has grown.
According to the Prime Minister, yoga has helped people gain confidence and strength to fight the pandemic all over the world.
He also recalled how frontline COVID-19 warriors and doctors used yoga as a shield and to strengthen themselves.
Meanwhile, an AIIMS Delhi doctor has stated that the next COVID-19 wave will be determined by two factors: virus mutation and human error.
“If the virus mutates and becomes more contagious. It is something over which we have no control. Of course, if we do not allow this virus to replicate in our bodies, we may be able to avoid this type of mutation “Dr. Neeraj Nischal, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at AIIMS in New Delhi, stated
He continued, “What we have control over is our behaviour. We’ve been talking about COVID appropriate behaviour for 15-16 months, and we know that COVID appropriate behaviour can completely stop these waves. This had also occurred in the second wave.”
This comes just two days after AIIMS Delhi Director Randeep Guleria warned that the third wave of COVID-19 could hit India in the next six to eight weeks if crowds are not controlled and rules are not followed.
“The third wave can occur in six to eight weeks if COVID-appropriate behaviour is not followed. We must work quickly to prevent another large wave until vaccination becomes available “Guleria had stated.