Covid cases in India were just a few thousand short of the 8-million mark even as the number of fresh infections recorded on Tuesday, 42,704, was the second lowest since July 21 when 38,444 patients tested positive. A day earlier, the country had recorded its lowest daily tally in 101 days with 36,604 cases.
While Tuesday’s tally is higher than the previous day’s by 6,000-plus cases, it is for the first time in over three months that the figures have remained low on a day other than a Monday when cases drop because of low testing on Sundays.
India’s caseload set to breach the 8-million mark today
With Tuesday’s numbers, the country’s Covid caseload was 79,89,356, just about 10,000 short of the 8-million mark that is sure to be breached on Wednesday. While the last million cases came in 18 days, it took just 13 to reach from six million to seven million. This denotes that the spread of the virus has clearly slowed down.