Coronavirus India Cases: Fresh Cases Drop Taking Active Infections Below 24 Lakh
Employees work in a Covid-19 ‘war room’ set up at a Municipal Corp. of Greater Mumbai building in Mumbai. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Cases: Fresh Cases Drop Taking Active Infections Below 24 Lakh

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Fresh cases of Covid-19 in India dropped below 2 lakh, once again, taking active infections below 24 lakh for the first time in a month.

1.86 lakh people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on May 28. Recoveries during the same period were significantly higher at nearly 2.6 lakh.

As a result, active cases dropped to 23.4 lakh, still accounting for about 8.5% of the nation’s total caseload.

3,660 patients succumbed to the illness in the same day, taking India’s total death toll near 3.19 lakh.

To be sure, data on Covid-19 cases and related deaths may be severely deficient as several states have inadequate testing, chronic underreporting and have been attributing the casualties to other causes.

Key Figures

  • Total confirmed cases: 2,75,55,457
  • Active cases: 23,43,152
  • Total patients cured/discharged: 2,48,93,410
  • Total deaths: 3,18,895
  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 1,86,364
  • One-day recoveries: 2,59,459
  • One-day deaths: 3,660
  • Total vaccination shots administered: 20,57,20,660

Gradual Reopening In Delhi From Monday

Delhi will remove lockdown restrictions in a calibrated manner from May 31, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

The positivity rate is down to 1.5% and the availability of beds is also improving, according to Kejriwal. The national capital reported 1,100 cases in the last 24 hours.

“To start unlocking gradually from Monday,” the Chief Minister said, adding that “Construction activities and factories will be reopened.”

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