COVID-19: With 34,703 new cases, India sees lowest daily rise in over 110 days


New Delhi: India saw its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in over 110 days after the country reported 34,703 new infections in the last 24 hours. 

According to the data available on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday (July 6, 2021) morning, India’s active caseload has now dropped to 4,64,357, which is the lowest in 101 days. The weekly positivity rate is currently at 2.40%, while the daily positivity rate stands at 2.11%. 

There were also 723 fresh coronavirus-related deaths and 42,352 recoveries. With this, the total number of fatalities due to COVID-19 in the country has touched 4,02,728 and the total number of recoveries has increased to 2,97,52,294.

Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Co-Win Global Conclave and said that there is no parallel to such a pandemic in hundred years. He expressed that no nation, however powerful, can solve a challenge like this in isolation. 

“The biggest lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is that for humanity and the human cause, we have to work together and move ahead together. We have to learn from each other and guide each other about our best practices,” PM Modi said.

Meanwhile, a report published by SBI Research said that the third wave of the COVID-19 is likely to hit India by mid-August, while cases may peak in September.

The report titled ‘COVID-19: The race to finishing line’ stated that vaccination is the only saviour as global data shows that, on average, the third wave peak cases are around 1.7 times the peak cases at the time of second wave.

“India has achieved its second wave peak on May 7 and going by the current data, the country can experience around 10,000 cases somewhere around the second week of July,” State Bank of India`s Group Chief Economic Adviser, Soumya Kanti Ghosh, said in the report.

“However, based on historical trends, the cases can start rising by the second fortnight of Aug` 21 with peak cases at least a month later,” he added.
 

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