India has been reporting a high surge in coronavirus cases for a while now. The country’s total coronavirus cases increased to 31, 064, 908 on Saturday after it recorded 38,079 new coronavirus cases within a day. 560 coronvirus-related deaths were reported and 43,916 recoveries were recorded within a day.
The active caseload has dropped by 6,397 and it is presently at 425,025, which amounts for 1.39% of the total number of coronavirus cases. 38,949 fresh cases were reported on Friday while 870 fresh cases were reported on Saturday.
The Council of Medical Research in India said that about 44,20,21,954 tests for Covid-19 have been carried out so far in India, of which 19,98,715 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
The Union health ministry’s joint secretary warned against the reduction in masks usage due to the resumption of some daily activities. He revealed that a graph that indicated the use of mask increased in May but has started decreasing.
Tourists have been seen thronging to tourist destinations within Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and this has raised concerns in the country. The Supreme Court has warned Uttar Pradesh against organizing the yearly pilgrimage, Kanwar Yatra amid the pandemic.
The top court revealed that Uttar Pradesh was asked to withdraw its decision to organize the yearly pilgrimage or get an order from the court. The Uttarakhand government scrapped Kanwar Yatra maintaining that the lives of people are important to the government.