Resurgence in states proves India still far from Herd Immunity

The upsurge in daily Covid-19 cases prove that we are still far from achieving herd immunity levels, specially in few states like Maharashtra and Kerala.

The decline in numbers for nearly five months in India, leading to a resurgence in the states, led to the belief that the level of infection in the country had probably already reached a level where herd immunity began to take effect.

Though, the cumulative testing record has crossed 21.5 crore, out of which 6,20,216 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. India’s cumulative national Positivity Rate is presently pegged at 5.20%. 9,695 patients have been recovered and got discharged in the last 24 hours. 80.86% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 5 States. Kerala has reported the maximum number of single day recoveries with 4,345 newly recovered cases. 2,417 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 460 in Tamil Nadu.

The country’s Active Caseload is 1.50 lakh (1,50,055) today. The present active caseload now consists of 1.36% of India’s total Positive Cases. 14,199 new daily cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

While the ease of laws on lockdown got a number of people out, the farmer’s protest causing a majority of people violate the anti-Covid regulations could be seen as the obvious reason for resurgence in the number of active cases. Madhya Pradesh has also shown only a small increase, but the rising trend has been holding on for more than a week now.

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