India sees lowest daily rise of fresh cases in 50 days

India saw the lowest daily rise in Covid cases in 50 days with 1.52 lakh fresh infections. The country has reported 3.29 lakh deaths since the pandemic broke; 3,218 deaths have been reported since yesterday.

With 2.8 crore total cases, India is just behind the United States (3.32 crore cases) in overall case count. India’s positivity rate remained below 10 per cent for the seventh straight day.

Earlier this month, the country’s daily Covid cases had hit a global record with 4.14 lakh infections in a day; healthcare system was burdened and hospitals reported shortage of beds and medical supplies. The country, however, has seen a drop in cases in the last two weeks. Daily cases have been below the 2 lakh-mark since Friday.

India has ramped up production of medical oxygen from 900 metric tonne earlier to 9,500 tonne now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday while addressing monthly radio address- “Mann Ki Baat”. Navy, Air Force and Army are helping India fight the pandemic, the Prime Minister said.