India Sees Lowest Daily Rise In 50 Days With 1.52 Lakh New Covid Cases

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India has so far recorded 2.8 crore Covid cases.

Highlights

  • India reported 3,128 deaths in the last 24 hours
  • Daily cases have been below the 2 lakh-mark since Friday
  • Positivity rate remained below 10 per cent for the 7th day

New Delhi:

India saw the lowest daily rise in Covid cases in 50 days with 1.52 lakh new infections in the last 24 hours, the government data this morning showed. 

The country recorded 3,128 deaths in the same time period. 

The positivity rate remained below 10 per cent for the seventh straight day.

Earlier this month, India’s daily Covid cases had hit a global record with 4.14 lakh infections in a day; healthcare system was burdened and hospitals reported shortage of beds and medical supplies. 

The country, however, has seen a drop in Covid cases in the last two weeks. The daily cases have been below the 2 lakh-mark since Friday. 

India has ramped up production of medical oxygen from 900 metric tonne earlier to 9,500 tonne now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday while addressing monthly radio address- “Mann Ki Baat”. 

Navy, Air force and army are helping India fight the pandemic, the Prime Minister said. 



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