Will the third wave of COVID really arrive? About 42,625 people have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in the last day. Currently, India’s total tally of positive cases amounts to 3,17,69,132 while the active caseload has increased to 4,10,353. The stats were confirmed by the data released by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the death toll has reached 4,25,757 with 562 new fatalities reported in the last 24 hours. After the number of active cases increased to 4,10,353, it accounted for 1.29 percent of the total infections in India. However, the national COVID-19 recovery rate has also increased to 97.37 percent, according to the data updated by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am.
A sharp rise of 5,395 new COVID cases has been recorded in the active caseload within the 24-hour window. This confirms the fear of a possible third wave of COVID that is long speculated by the experts. Meanwhile, as many as 18,47,518 samples were tested on Tuesday. This took the number of tests conducted in the country so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 47,31,42,307.
“The daily positivity rate is standing at 2.31 percent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.36 percent,” said the ministry. Also, the number of people who have recovered from the disease spiked to 3,09,33,022. Although, the death rate still stands at 1.34 percent, according to the data.
The total number of vaccine doses administered in the country so far has reached 48.52 crores. However, the total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the three-crore milestone on June 23. Despite the decline in the middle, the cases are rising once again. According to the experts, there is still a chance of a third wave of COVID which can be devastating for India. The vaccination drive has to move much faster and the healthcare infrastructure requires more attention than ever. Before that, the fear still remains.