Weekly Covid-19 Tally In India Drops Below 1 Lakh Mark For First Time In Seven Months

Weekly Covid-19 Tally In India Drops Below 1 Lakh Mark For First Time In Seven MonthsHealth Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan (Facebook/@drharshvardhanofficial)

In a positive development, India recorded less than one lakh new COVID-19 cases in the past week, a first since the week 14-21 June of last year, reports Times of India.

From 18-24 January, India recorded a total of 96,025 new COVID-19 cases which is the lowest since 93,801 cases were reported in 14-21 June week last year, which was the last time when the country reported weekly cases below one lakh-mark.

At its peak in 6-13 September week, India had recorded as high as 6,45,014 new cases. Compared to that, the present tally is just about 15 per cent of the peak.

Furthermore, it should also be noted that the current week witnessed an 8.7 per cent drop in new cases since the previous seven days, with COVID-19 deaths dropping by 16.4 per cent over the same time. Also, the current week marks the eleventh continuous week of declining COVID-19 cases nationwide.

Meanwhile, On Monday (25 January), India reported a total of 13,203 fresh cases, lower from the 13,266 tally recorded the day before.