New Delhi: According to data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India recorded 26,115 new cases on Tuesday (September 21), representing a significant decrease in the daily tally. In the last 24 hours, 252 people were killed, bringing the total death toll to 445,385.
The following are some of the most recent COVID developments, as shared by the Ministry of Health:
– To date, 81.85 million vaccine doses have been administered as part of the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
– Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, which is currently at 0.92 percent, the lowest since March 2020.
– India’s Active caseload stands at 3,09,575; the lowest in 184 days
– 26,115 new cases in the last 24 hours
Recovery Rate currently at 97.75%; Highest since March 2020
34,469 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,27,49,574
– Weekly Positivity Rate (2.08%) less than 3% for last 88 days
– Daily positivity rate (1.85%) less than 3% for last 22 days
– 55.50 cr Total Tests conducted so far
Meanwhile, earlier this week, vaccinologist Dr Gangandeep Kang told the news agency PTI that local flare-ups that are smaller and spread wider across the country may add up to form a third wave of the pandemic, but the scale will be different. Kang told PTI in an interview about the COVID-19 situation in India that after the second wave, perhaps a quarter of the country’s population is still susceptible to the virus.
“So, will we be able to achieve the same numbers and patterns that we saw in the second wave within that quarter? That seems unlikely to me. What we will see are smaller, more widespread flare-ups across the country. Now, if that gathers to form a third wave, which may happen if there is a lot of behaviour change around festivals, the scale will not be anything like what we have seen before “She stated.