Covid-19 India Cases: Fresh Infections Climb Back To 50,000 After A Day
Fresh cases and daily deaths due to the coronavirus inched back up a bit after a day amid concerns over a new Delta-Plus variant across several states in the world’s second-worst infected nation.
India added 50,040 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 3.02 crore in the world’s second-most populous nation, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on June 27, 2021. Fresh infections, however, are way lesser than the peak of 4 lakh hit early last month.
Total confirmed cases: 3,02,33,183
Total number of active cases: 5,86,403
Total patients cured/discharged/migrated: 2,92,51,029
Total deaths: 3,95,751
Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 50,040
One-day recoveries: 57,944
One-day deaths: 1,258
The nation with 1.3 billion people is only behind the U.S. in the number of confirmed infections. Single-day recoveries have been higher than fresh infections since May 14, lowering the active cases.
Daily deaths due to the pandemic stayed below 2,000 for the tenth straight day.
Meanwhile, India has found 48 cases of the Delta-plus Covid-19 variant across 11 states. Still, authorities say it is too early to tell whether it poses a significant threat like the Delta strain that drove the devastating second wave, swamping the healthcare system and overwhelming crematoriums.
The central government however, classified the Delta Plus as a “Variant of Concern”, which is more infectious and resistant to treatment. That’s the same degree of threat as the Delta mutation.
Tests are being conducted to check the effectiveness of the vaccines available in India — AstraZeneca’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech International Ltd.’s Covaxin — against the new variant.