New Delhi: India on Sunday reported 41,157 new Covid-19 cases up from 38,079 reported a day earlier. The cases went up by 3078 as compared to Saturday. 518 fatalities were reported in the same period
42004 recoveries were reported in the same period taking the total tally to 30269796.
Active cases in the country declined from 4,24,025 on Saturday to 422660 on Sunday.
With these additions, the total case tally has now gone up to 3,11,06,065 while the death toll now stands at 413609.
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.
With inputs from PTI