Union Health Ministry on Tuesday reported that there has been a sharp decline in both new and active Covid 19 cases across India.
Daily Cases Come Below 2 Lakh Mark in India
As per the latest reports, Join Secretary, Health, Lav Agarwal recently addressed a digital press conference on the current Covid 19 situation in India. In the conference, he said that in the past 24 hours, India has reported 86,490 new cases, while on May 7, daily cases were at 4.14 lakh, but had come down to 2.67 lakh on May 19 and had come down below the 2 lakh mark.
He said that after observing the decline in Covid 19 cases in the past few days, they noticed that India has reported 85 percent reduction in the daily Covid 19 cases. He said that this is a big development for everyone. At the same time, people still need to continue to strictly follow Covid 19 restrictions.
According to the Health Ministry, the daily Covid positivity rate has declined by 33 per cent.
India has also witnessed a sharp decline in active cases in the last few days. As per the ministry, active cases, as on May 10, were reported at an average of 37.45 lakh, but now have reduced to 13 lakh, or a dip of around 65 per cent.
Walk-In Vaccinations Now Available For Everyone Above 18; Government of India
The Union Health Ministry recently announced that anyone above the age of 18 is now free to walk to any of their nearest vaccination centres to get registered on the CoWIN digital platform and get vaccinated against the virus.
It is not mandatory to pre-register online or book an appointment to get the vaccine, the government said, as it seeks to increase the pace of vaccinations and tackle the ‘vaccine hesitancy’ it has blamed for the slow rollout of vaccines in parts of the country, including rural areas.