The Union Health Ministry has said that a consistent decline in daily active cases of COVID-19 and further improvement in recovery from infection is being noticed in the country. Addressing media in New Delhi this evening, Secretary in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said that continuous decline in daily cases is being noticed since India reported a peak with nearly 4.14 lakh cases on 7th May. He said, now almost 90 per cent decline in such cases has been seen since the highest reported peak in daily new cases. He said, in the last 24 hours only 42,640 cases of Corona infection were reported.
Mr Bhushan also informed that till 4th of May, there were 531 districts in the country which were reporting over 100 cases daily, now the number has come down to 135 districts. The Secretary said, till 10th May there were 37 lakh active cases in the country and after that a continuous decline in such cases were noticed and now it has come down to the level of 6.62 lakh showing a decline by 82 per cent.
On recovery rate from the infection, Mr Bhushan said that the country is also witnessing a consistent increase in recovery rate. He said, on 3rd May, the overall recovery rate was 81.8 per cent and now it has reached the mark of 96.5 per cent.
On testing of samples, Mr Agarwal said that there is continued focus on testing while a sharp decline in cases is being observed. He said, currently 18 lakh tests of COVID -19 are being conducted on a daily basis as the cases are on a decline. Mr Bhushan said, so far 29.16 crore doses of COVID vaccines have been administered in the country.