India COVID-19 numbers dip lower to 2,795 deaths, 127,510 new cases of infection
New Delhi, June 1, 2021
India today recorded a further drop in its COVID-19 numbers with 2,795 deaths and 127,510 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours as the spread of the coronavirus pandemic continued to show a decelerating trend in most states.
The country had reported 3,128 deaths and 152,734 fresh cases of infection yesterday.
The number of deaths in a single day has fallen below 3,000 for the first time after April 28. The number is the lowest since April 25, when 2,767 deaths were reported.
The number of new cases today is the lowest since April 8 when 126,789 cases were logged.
With the latest data from the Ministry of Health of Family Welfare (MoHFW), the death toll so far has risen to 331,895 while the total number of cases of infection till now, since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in India in late January 2020, has climbed to 28,175,044.
The country had registered more than 4,000 deaths in a single day on 13 days in May. The highest number of COVID-19 deaths recorded in India in a single day was 4,529 on May 19. That was also the highest number of deaths reported in a single day in any country in the world.
The highest number of new cases in a 24-hour period, 414,188, was reported on May 7.
This is the 23rd consecutive day that the number of new cases has remained below the 400,000-mark and the 16th successive day that it has remained below 300,000. This is the fifth consecutive day that the number of new cases has remained below 200,000.
The number of new cases had fallen below 200,000 for the first time in weeks on May 25 when it had touched 196,247.
The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country has gone up to 25,947,629, up 255,287 from yesterday. The recovery rate has improved to 92.09% from 91.60% yesterday.
This is the 19th consecutive day that the number of recoveries has exceeded the number of new cases.
The number of active cases dropped by 130,572 to below 2 million at 1,895,520. The number of active cases had touched 3,745,237 on May 10, the highest since the pandemic began in India.
The active caseload had been steadily rising after February 12 this year, when it had touched its lowest mark of 135,26 in recent months. Since May 11, there has been a steady downtrend.
Most states are extending the lockdowns for some more time in view of the high daily numbers but with some relaxations in the restrictions.
The world has reported a total of 170.593 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has climbed past 3.547 million as of this morning, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States, which is tracking the pandemic.
India ranks second in the world in terms of the total number of infections so far, behind the United States (33.264 million) and ahead of Brazil (16.545 million).
In terms of the number of deaths, the country now ranks third after the US (594,568) and Brazil (462,791).