New Delhi: India saw a marginal drop in daily COVID-19 cases and enlisted 43,071 new contamination in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday (July 4, 2021) morning.
The nation detailed less than 50,000 daily new cases for the seventh straight day and the national weekly positivity rate now reached 2.44 per cent, while the daily positivity rate is at 2.34 per cent.
Anyhow, the number of single-day demises rose after 955 new coronavirus-related mortalities, as compared to 738 between Friday and Saturday morning.
There were also over 52,000 individuals who improved from the virus in the last 24 hours. With this, the nation’s active COVID-19 caseload reached 4,85,350, while the casualty tally is at 4,02,005 and the total number of recuperation is at 2,96,58,078.
Before Saturday, amid concerns over the third wave of coronavirus striking India, a scientist of a government panel tasked with modelling COVID-19 cases stated that the possible wave can reach its height between October and November.
Manindra Agarwal, who is working with the Sutra Model — the mathematical projection of the trajectory of COVID-19, said that the coronavirus contamination can spread faster during the third wave if ‘any new deadly variant’ of SARS-CoV-2 appears. He said that it can happen if COVID-appropriate behaviour is not maintained, but may see half the daily cases recorded during the second hike.
Agarwal mentioned that the third wave of coronavirus could see daily COVID-19 cases increase between 1,50,000 and 2,00,000 in India. The figure, thus, is less than half of what was enlisted when the second wave had strikened its peak in May that steered to the surging of hospitals with patients and had claimed over thousands of lives daily.
“If a new mutant appears, the third wave could spread vigorously, but it will be half of what the second wave was. The Delta variant is contaminating people who contracted a different variant before. So this has been taken into consideration,” the scientist said.
This is illustrious that a new study performed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has discovered that individuals who have improved from COVID-19 and have received one or both doses of vaccine exhibit relatively higher shielding against Delta variant in comparison to those monitored either one or two doses of Covishield.
The study discovered that the humoral and cellular immune response plays a key role in shielding against the Delta variant, which is more contractible and deadly than other mutated strains of coronavirus.
Meanwhile, India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination provision has crossed the landmark of 35 crores on Saturday. A total of 35,12,21,306 vaccine doses have been monitored through 46,04,925 sessions, of which, 63,87,849 vaccine doses were monitored in the last 24 hours.