CORONA CASES ON THE DECLINE

FPJ BureauUpdated: Saturday, June 05, 2021, 01:14 AM IST
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New Delhi

The Coronavirus onslaught on India in the second wave is on the decline. Health Ministry reported 1,32,364 new Covid cases and 2,713 deaths in the country in the past 24 hours ending at 8 am on Friday, while the active cases also decreased by another 77,420 cases.

As many as 2.86 crore people have been infected by the virus in the country so far while 2.66 crore of them have recovered, 2.07 lakh of them in the last 24 hours while the active caseload is further down to 16,35,993 and the overall death toll is 3,40,702. Percentage wise, the fatalities are 1.19 per cent of the total infections, while the active case load now is just 5.73 per cent and the recoveries accounted for 93.09 per cent.

Maharashtra continues to report highest daily fatalities with 643 deaths in past 24 hours, followed by Karnataka (514) and Tamil Nadu (460). Delhi fared much better with only 45 deaths in 24 hours, as against 103 on the previous day.

B.1.617 variant drove surge in Covid cases

The surge of Covid cases in the country in the last two months shows a correlation with the rise in B.1.617 variant of the SARS-CoV-2, according to INSACOG, a grouping of 10 national laboratories.

April and May witnessed a deadly second wave of coronavirus cases that swept through the country stretching the healthcare infrastructure to its limits.

According to INSACOG, the B.1.1.7 lineage of the virus, which was first identified in the United Kingdom is declining in proportion across India.

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