New Delhi: India on Sunday (June 27) reported new 50,040 new COVID-19 Cases according to the Union Ministry of Health and Famly Welfare statistics. This was a surge of more than 1400 cases when compared to the previous day’s tally. 1,258 deaths were reported in the same period. 57,944 recoveries were reported on Sunday down from 64,818 on Saturday. India on Saturday had reported 48,698 new cases, 64,818 recoveries, and 1,183 deaths. Active cases in the country declined from 5,95,565 on Saturday to 5,86,403 on Sunday. The recovery rate in the country now stands at 96.75 per cent.
With these additions, the total case toll in the nation has risen to 3,02,33,183 while the total death count now stands at 3,95,751.
On the vaccination front, the country crossed the 30-crore mark on Wednesday. The data from the Ministry of Health’s website shows that 32,17,60,077 doses have been administered so far with 64,25,893 jabs being inoculated in the past 24 hours alone.
The new infections had stayed above 200,000-mark since April 15. The new cases have been increasing at an alarming pace since the country broke the one lakh case barrier on April 4 when it reported 1,03,558 new COVID-19 cases.
Within a fortnight, the numbers doubled, which sounded alarm bells throughout the country as medical infrastructure, doctors and patients grappled with resource crunch. India had crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4.
However, cases have started to come down since June, with many states gradually allowing relaxations in lockdown curbs.
However, the discovery of a new variant of the virus named Delta plus variant has given rise to worries of an impending third wave of the pandemic.
The Ministry of Health has already written to three states to ensure that the variant does not cause a fresh outbreak in the country.
AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria has predicted that if COVID-19 norms are not properly followed the third wave could strike within six to eight weeks and added that until a large part of the population is not vaccinated, social distancing and other protocols remain the best weapon to fight COVID-19.