India has recorded over 400,000 fresh Covid-19 cases for the third consecutive day, taking its cumulative caseload to 21,892,676. On Saturday, the country recorded 401,326 cases, according to MoHFW. 4,187 fatalities, the highest yet, were also registered, taking the death toll to 238,270. India now has 3.73 million active cases.
In India, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases and casualties are increasing with each passing day. Amid the coronavirus scare in India, various states have announced a lockdown. The government has also ordered states to “strictly enforce lockdown” and asked for legal action against those who violated the restriction.
According to health experts, India’s cases have been growing at a rate seen during the early stages of the outbreak in other countries, which subsequently reported an exponential increase in infections. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, currently, India is in stage two of transmission, where the virus infects people directly in contact with affected patients who returned from abroad.
Amid India’s deadly second wave, twenty-four states have reported a test positivity rate of more than 15 per cent for Covid-19 over the last week, the government said. At least 30 districts had shown “a steep upward trend” in cases over the last two weeks.
The Union Health Ministry Friday said states such as Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Jharkhand have shown plateauing of daily Covid cases gradually.
Two days after he said the third Covid wave is ‘inevitable. Depends much on how effectively the guidance is implemented at the local level, in the states, in districts, and in the cities everywhere. The devastating second wave, the Centre says that as the majority of the population dropping caution, along with less immunity due to 1st wave worsened the impact of the second wave.