Fresh cases too declined by 16% week-on-week to 2,07,317, the lowest in five months. Four weeks have passed since the festival of Diwali without any signs of a major spike in cases. Since the pandemic’s peak in mid-September, weekly cases have reduced by more than two-thirds (68%) and deaths by around 66%. At its peak, India had recorded more than 6,45,000 fresh cases in the September 6-13 week.
Likewise, the weekly toll has come down by 66% from a peak of 8,175 deaths (September 13-20). Meanwhile, the country registered 27,376 new cases on Sunday. This was the lowest single-day count since July 9. India has so far recorded 98,84,699 Covid cases while the total toll from the pandemic stood at 1,43,347.
Yet again, Kerala recorded the highest number of new cases on Sunday, with 4,698 fresh infections.Maharashtra logged 3,717 cases, followed by Bengal (2,580) and Delhi (1,984).