The number of daily Covid cases in India has risen dramatically in recent days, surpassing 2,000 for the first time since late May. In a daily update on Saturday, the health ministry said that 8,329 cases had been reported in the previous 24 hours.
It’s the highest level since February 28th. The surge has triggered concerns about a fourth wave in the country while new variants are being reported across the world.
Despite the rise in infections, hospitalisations and deaths have been low as most of the reported cases are believed to be mild. In the last 24 hours, 10 deaths were recorded, taking overall death count to 5,24,757.
The total active cases currently comprise 0.09 per cent of the total tally while the recovery rate currently stands at 98.69 per cent as 4,216 people recovered from the viral disease in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries is at 4,26,48,308.
The daily positivity rate is 2.41 per cent and the weekly positivity rate is at 1.75 per cent.
Maharashtra is yet again on the top of the list of the states with the highest Covid cases. On Friday, the state health department said, 3,081 new cases while Mumbai alone recorded over 2,000 cases.
As a result of a recent increase in infections, restrictions are likely to be tightened across the country.