India reports 1.32 lakh fresh cases

India has so far logged 2.83 crore total Covid cases with 1.32 lakh fresh infections recorded in the last 24 hours, the government data this morning showed.

3,207 deaths have been reported since yesterday, taking the total number of deaths to 3.35 lakh.

As the country battles the second wave of Covid, the WHO has said only one strain of the Covid-19 Delta variant first detected in India is now considered “of concern”, while two other strains had been downgraded.

“It has become evident that greater public health risks are currently associated with B.1.617.2, while lower rates of transmission of other lineages have been observed,” the World Health Organization said in its weekly epidemiological update on the pandemic, news agency AFP reported.