India has recorded its sharpest weekly case fall since mid-June due to a huge plunge in COVID-19 infection in Kerala. It led to a 22% drip with the nation reporting less than 2 lakh cases in the seven-day period for the first time in almost seven months.
The nation has recorded less than 1,56,000 new cases between September 27-October 3. This was the lowest percentage since March 8-14, where nearly 1.56 lakh were recorded amid the second wave of the pandemic spread in the nation. Between June 12-20, 29.5% was previously recorded as the sharpest fall in the cases, 15 weeks ago.
Kerala plays a factor in the plunging of the cases throughout the country as they recorded 90,219 new cases of the virus in the previous week. The state has recorded less than one lakh cases, the first time in 11 weeks in a seven-day period ending Sunday.
India has witnessed less than 30,000 cases of infection for the tenth straight day that is 20,000-25,000. The active cases have declined to 2,64,458 which is the lowest in 200 days according to the Union Health Ministry’s data.