India reports lowest daily Covid cases in 50 days

Katie Ramirez
June 1, 2021

The daily spike of new cases has been falling over the past couple of weeks. The viral disease that has taken a heavy toll in terms of human lives and economic strife, is continuously mutating and new strains are emerging in many places.

Globally, systems have been established and are being strengthened to detect signals of potential variants of concern (VOC) and interest (VOI) and assess these based on the risk posed to global public health.

Besides these names, there are two other scientific names in use for each mutation, while different geographic names have been used to describe the same variant.

India reported almost 1,73,000 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours - its lowest daily surge in 1.5 months.

Fatalities have also remained below 4,000 for four consecutive days.

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Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that there is an acute shortage of drugs needed to treat at least 944 people undergoing treatment for mucormycosis or black fungus in Delhi's hospitals. Tamil Nadu contributed the most to India's latest coronavirus surge, with 31,079 reported cases in the past 24 hours. The central government maintains it will vaccinate over a billion Indians this year. Andhra Pradesh has made a decision to continue with curfew till June 10, while the complete shutdown in Lakshadweep will remain till June 7.

The "Indian" variant of COVID-19 will now be known as "Delta" under a new system adopted by the WHO.

"We do need some global guidance to ensure we all agree on a way to name those variants", she said.

The World Health Organisation is announcing a new nomenclature for the Covid-19 variants that were previously - and somewhat uncomfortably - known either by their technical letter-number codes or by the countries in which they first appeared.

The cumulative caseload in India now stands at 2,80,47,534 including 20,26,092 active cases. Around 16,831,35 tests were conducted in the same duration. This is 7.58 per cent of the total infections. It now comprises 8.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 90.80 per cent.

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