The number of new COVID-19 cases in India increased by 224 in a single day, but the number of active cases dropped to 4,503, according to figures provided on Tuesday by the Union health ministry.
The number of Covid cases was 4.49 crore (4, 49,90,278) in total.
According to the health ministry website, the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.80%, and the active cases currently make up 0.01 percent of the overall cases. In the nation, there are already 4, 44,53,908 persons who have recovered from the illness, while the case fatality rate is 1.18 percent.
220.66 crore doses of the COVID vaccine have reportedly been given in the nation thus far as part of the state-wide COVID-19 vaccination campaign, according to the ministry’s website.
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Is there a need to worry over COVID-19 cases?
If there’s one thing Indians should not worry about is COVID-19. The country’s vaccine Programme is till date focusing on vaccinations of everyone available. Also, India has already had its peaks of COVID-19 cases over the past two years which saw the maximum number of infections.
This means most of the population is already immune to the virus and need not worry about the cases. Some people are also afraid about the rising cases in China and that it can somehow affect India.
According to scientists, India should not be concerned about the current Covid-19 infection wave in China, which might reach 65 million cases per week by the end of June, as it has already been exposed to the Omicron subvariant that is generating the surge.
The XBB subvariant is what’s driving China’s revival, which has been most noticeable since late April. By the end of May, it is anticipated to cause 40 million infections every week before reaching a peak of 65 million a month later, according to a report from Bloomberg news agency, which was based on information presented by respiratory illness expert Zhong Nanshan at a biotech conference in Guangzhou.
So it is clear that Indians are safe from the surge of cases the Chinese are experiencing. However, it is still better to use face masks in overcrowded places for more safety.
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