The cumulative coronavirus cases in India increased to 3,32,89,579 with 25,404 new infections on Tuesday, while the death count climbed to 4,43,213 as 339 more deaths due to the infection were recorded yesterday, according to Union health ministry data.
There were 3,62,207 active cases in the country, showed data updated at 8 am yesterday. The active cases comprise 1.09 per cent of the total infection. The ministry said the national recovery rate was recorded at 97.58 per cent.
Over 75.8 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far, with over 60 lakh doses being given yesterday, according to the Co-WIN dashboard.
Meanwhile, in Delhi, no new deaths were reported for the seventh consecutive day yesterday, while the infection tally climbed to 14,38,288 with 38 new cases. There are now 400 active cases in Delhi.
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The latest coronavirus wave in the United States driven by the Delta variant could soon peak, but experts warn against complacency and expect the virus will be part of everyday life for years to come.
The seven-day-average of daily cases as of Monday was 172,000, its highest level of this surge even as the growth rate is slowing and cases are headed down in most states, according to data compiled by the Covid Act Now tracker.
But more than 1,800 people are still dying a day, and over 100,000 remain hospitalized with severe Covid — a grim reminder of the challenges authorities have faced in getting enough Americans vaccinated in the face of misinformation and a polarized political climate.
Bhakti Hansoti, an associate professor in emergency medicine at John Hopkins University and expert in Covid critical care, told AFP she saw the US following a similar trajectory to India.
Countries in western Europe have also seen similar downturns in their Delta surges.
But while Hansoti breathed a sigh of relief when the spring wave ended, “I’m a little hesitant this time around,” she admitted.