Coronavirus cases jump again after two-day decline in India
New Delhi : The second wave of coronavirus is not slowing down in the nation; after two days of downward trend in daily new cases, another spike came on Wednesday morning as the nation registered 3.82 lakh new COVID-19 infections in time duration of 24 hours.
The total tally of coronavirus infections has now reached 20.66 million mark. 3,780 new fatalities were recorded in the same duration, mounting the country's Covid-19 death toll to 226,188.
It's been two weeks straight since when India has been registering more than 3 lakh new coronavirus cases. The active coronavirus caseload, which crossed the three-million-mark nearly a week ago, currently stands at 3,487,229.
On the positive note, 338,439 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours and so far, and 16,951,731 people in total have recovered from the viral disease, the health ministry’s dashboard displayed.
With this India's recovery rate stands at 81.91%, the government said. As many as 160,494,188 Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the country so far.
The Central government has announced new rules for coronavirus testing to decrease the case load on the testing labs which are now producing test results in a couple of days.
The Centre explained that more than 2500 testing labs are working in the nation under extreme pressure because of mounting daily case load.
"The need for RT-PCR test in healthy individuals undertaking inter-state domestic travel may be completely removed to reduce the load on laboratories," the centre said in a circular to states.
"No testing is required for COVID-19-recovered individuals at the time of hospital discharge," it added.