NEW DELHI: Active Covid-19 cases in India continued to slide for the fifth straight day and daily cases remained below 40,000 for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday even as the total caseload of the country breached the 95-lakh mark.
However, after remaining below 500 for five days, fatalities were 500 or more for the second consecutive day on Wednesday. At 533, daily toll on Wednesday was the second highest since November 20, when 563 casualties were reported.
Active cases fell by more than 6,000 on Wednesday, continuing with the trend of discharges outnumbering fresh cases for the past five days.
Since November 27, active cases have dipped by nearly 33,000, signalling that the fear of a second wave of the pandemic post Diwali in the wake of festival rush is yet to come true. With 37,716 fresh cases, India’s Covid caseload stands at 95,34,800. As many as 533 fresh deaths have taken the toll to 1,38,635.