New Delhi, Nov 23 (EFE).- India reported 7,579 daily cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, the lowest number in 543 days, continuing the downward trend after it became the global epicenter of the pandemic in May.
According to the latest data from the Indian Ministry of Health, daily Covid-19 infections are at its lowest since May 2020, even before the first wave of the virus in the country of 1.35 billion inhabitants.
India has recorded 34.5 million cases since the start of the pandemic, while the official death toll stands at 466,147 after 236 deaths were on Tuesday.
India is the second most affected country in the world by caseload, only behind the United States, which, according to Johns Hopkins University, has 47.8 million infections, followed by Brazil with some 22 million.
The infections recorded in India in recent weeks are in stark contrast to that recorded during the second wave, which peaked in May with more than 400,000 cases and over 4,500 deaths everyday.
However, experts claim that the actual number was significantly higher, given the overcrowded hospitals and crematoriums in the country during that period, apart from a lack of oxygen for medical use in several regions.
Experts also expected a third wave to hit the country between September and October, especially due to the increase in travel and family gatherings during the season of religious festivities at this time.
However, so far the number of cases have continued to decline.
The authorities have administered over 1.16 billion doses, with 401 million people having received both shots, under its vaccination campaign, the government’s great hope against the disease. EFE