India has been seeing a steady decline in Covid-19 cases in the last couple of weeks. Today, the Union Health Ministry has announced 31,118 new cases and 41,985 recoveries in the last 24 hours. With this, the number of active cases has decreased to 435,603 cases, and with the recovery rate at 93.94%, 8,889,585 people have recovered. The country has also witnessed 482 causalities taking the death toll to 137,621, and the death rate is at 1.45%.
India has done well when it comes to testing. Since January 23, the country has conducted around 14 Crore Covid-19 tests, according to ICMR. In the last nine days alone, India has conducted nearly one crore tests and on Monday the country conducted 969,322 tests.
As per reports, India recorded only 12.8 lakh new cases in November. This has been India’s lowest tally in the last four months. The country has also seen a dip in the number of deaths (15,494 deaths) in November compared to September (23,472). Although the number of cases is reducing in the country, it is increasing in certain states like Maharashtra, Kerala and Delhi. The central government is concerned about them and are constantly in touch with these state governments to find measures to curb the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, the latest guidelines, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs for December, will be in effect from today and will be enforced till December 31, 2020. The health ministry has added fines to be imposed on those who are found in public spaces without masks. They have reiterated that the public must adhere to the guidelines and follow social distancing norms.