India reported 26,115 fresh COVID-19 cases and 252 deaths in the last 24 hours. Data from the Health Ministry on Tuesday morning indicates that 34,469 people recovered during this time. With this, the active case tally has now dropped to 3.09 lakh - the lowest in 184 days.
Many experts now contend that the country is headed towards an 'endemic stage' ever as others warn about the possibility of a third wave in the coming months. Against this backdrop, the Nationwide Vaccination Drive continues to gain momentum with 81.85 crore doses having been administered thus far.
While Kerala continues to remain the only state with an active tally well above the one lakh mark, recent data indicates a downward trend. Somewhat alarmingly, the northeastern state of Mizoram is now recording a surge, prompting officials to dub it a 'state of concern'. Over the past week it has been reporting an average of more than 1000 cases per day, with many children being affected.
Further details awaited.