Daily New Covid Cases & Deaths are Falling, Says Home Ministry

3.29 lakh infections were reported on May 11 which is the lowest in the last 14 days. 3.9k new fatalities recorded

Daily New Covid Cases & Deaths are Falling, Says Home Ministry
Daily New Covid Cases & Deaths are Falling, Says Home Ministry
PTI - 11 May 2021

The government announced on Tuesday that an early trend in daily new Covid-19 cases and deaths has been observed in the country, suggesting that the devastating second wave of the pandemic is winding down.

Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Chhattisgarh were among 18 states and union territories where regular new Covid-19 cases were plateauing or decreasing, according to the government.

However, a senior official told a press conference that Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Punjab were among 16 states and union territories where daily new Covid-19 cases were on the rise. According to the government, thirteen states each have over one lakh active Covid-19 cases, with 26 states having a positivity rate of over 15 per cent. India has been hit by a second wave of Coronavirus infection, which has been devastating. However, the number of deaths and infections has begun to decline on a regular basis.

New cases of Coronavirus in India fell to 3.29 lakh after 14 days, taking the infection tally to 2,29,92,517, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday. A total of 3,29,942 infections were reported in a span of 24 hours, while the death toll climbed to 2,49,992 with 3,876 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

After registering a steady rise for two months, the active cases have reduced to 37,15,221, accounting for 16.16 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 82.75 per cent.

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