Coronavirus India Updates: India has been reporting less than 50,000 daily new cases for 27 continuous days, the Union Health Ministry stated on Saturday.
As per the coronavirus updates, India reported 39,097 new COVID-19 cases, 35,087 recoveries, and 546 deaths in the last 24 hours.
With this, the total number of coronavirus cases has increased to 3,13,32,159 while the total recoveries have gone up to 3,05,03,166.
The number of active cases of COVID-19 in India stands at 4,08,977 and the death toll has reached 4,20,016, the Health Ministry stated. A total of 42,78,82,261 people have been vaccinated so far.
Union Health Ministry stated that the recovery rate has increased to 97.35 percent. Active cases constitute 1.31 percent of total cases. The weekly positivity rate remains below 5 percent, currently at 2.22 percent. The daily positivity rate stands at 2.40 percent, less than 3 percent for 33 consecutive days.
Meanwhile, Dr Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director, said that Bharat Biotech's Covaxin trials for children were presently underway and the results were expected to be released by September.
On the other hand, the government stated that the third wave of coronavirus may occur either due to mutations in the virus or pool of a susceptible populations. It can't be speculated that the Delta variant by itself can give rise to 3rd wave of COVID-19, it stated.