New Delhi: The ongoing month of October continues to register a drastic reduction in the daily spikes in the number of fresh coronavirus cases in India, giving rise to hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic is gradually receding in the country.
Even as the spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to decline in India, the country has logged an increase in the number of people recovering from coronavirus.
The declining number of coronavirus cases in India is being seen as a positive indication although medicines and vaccines capable of battling the COVID-19 virus are yet to be found.
With Unlock 5 already allowing the reopening of movie theaters, swimming pools and educational institutions, it was feared in several quarters that this may help in the further spread of the COVID-19 virus and thus lead to a spike in the number of coronavirus cases.
However, such fears have proved to be unfounded so far. The daily rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases has shown a marked decline so far in October while the number of coronavirus patients who have recovered and managed to defeat the pandemic has increased.
India registered a spike of 36,470 new Covid-19 cases and 488 coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced on Tuesday that India’s total coronavirus tally now stands at 79,46,429.
This is the lowest spike in new cases in the last three months.
The recorded spike in new coronavirus cases on Monday was 45,148.
Of the total number of Covid-19 cases recorded over the last 24 hours on Tuesday, 6,25,857 are currently active while 72,01,070 have been discharged. However, 1,19,502 lost the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday, the coronavirus recovery rate stands at 90.23 percent while the COVID-19 fatality rate is 1.50 percent.
The worst-hit state continues to be Maharashtra. The state has logged a total of 16,48,665 coronavirus cases, including 43,348 deaths. Maharashtra is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
Data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reveal that India conducted 9,58,116 coronavirus sample tests on Monday, taking the total number of COVID-19 samples tested so far to 10,44,20,894.