In the fight against Covid-19, on Sunday, India has managed to achieve an important accomplishment as the daily new Covid caseload has dropped for the first time in six months to 19,000.
Reportedly, in the last 24 hours, 18,732 new Covid-19 cases were added to the national total, the lowest in 6 months. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on June 1, 2020, the newly added cases were 18,653.
The country has seen a fall in the total active caseload. Reportedly, on Sunday, India’s total active cases currently is standing at 2,78,690, which is said to be lowest in 170 days. On July 10, 2020, the total active cases were 2,76,682. Meanwhile, the country as seen 21,430 people recovering from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours taking the recovery toll to 97,61,538 and the recovery rate is at 95.82% on Sunday.
Though Kerala has recorded the maximum number of new cases (3,527) among all states and UTs in the last 24 hours, it also recorded the most recoveries (3,782). However, it a cause of concern for all states with the identification of the new covid-19 strain. With several UK returnees testing positive in India, their samples have been sent for further tests for the new UK strain.
Meanwhile, the Indian drug regulator is likely to approve for the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine by next week after UK drug regulators approve the Oxford vaccine. India is getting ready to begin vaccination in January 2021.