Coronavirus Lockdown and Curfew Extended Live Updates, Covid-19 Cases in India Live: As India battles a severe second wave of the coronavirus, the cases seem to be reduced in the country. In the past 24 hours, the government has reported 2,40,842 new patients, along with 3,741 deaths. This has led the total case count in the country to 2,65,30,132, while the number of fatalities has crossed 2.99 lakh, according to the data shared by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. The active cases in the country stand at 28.05 lakh currently, while the total number of recovered patients stands at 2,34,25,467.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan called yoga guru Ramdev’s statement on allopathic medicines extremely unfortunate and asked him to withdraw it. “Your statement on allopathy can break the morale of healthcare workers, weaken our fight against Covid,” Vardhan told Ramdev, as per PTI.
Over the past few days, the country has been recording a steady decline in daily cases, even as the daily number of COVID-19 tests is at a record high of 20 lakh for a few days.
During this, the vaccination drive in the country is still ongoing, even as there has been a shortage of doses, according to some states. The ministry shared that by the end of the vaccination session on Saturday, a total of 19.49 crore vaccine doses have been administered, of which 15.19 crore are first doses and 4.3 crores are second doses. Catch all the live updates on Financial Express.