Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 203,569,000 and more than 4,307,000 deaths were reported.
India has reported 28,000 new daily confirmed cases of Covid-19, the lowest number of new cases reported in the country since mid-March.
India experienced a rapid surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in the Spring, which peaked at around 400,000 daily cases in early May.
The rapid increase in infections in India was driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, which emerged in the country in late 2020.
Although there is still a high prevalence of the Delta variant in India, the seven-day rolling average of new daily confirmed cases has been falling consistently since mid-May.
India has administered more than half a billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to date, and the recent approval of Johnson and Johnson’s single dose vaccine brings hope that the government could reach its target of fully vaccinating the entire adult population by the end of 2021.
The US has reported the highest number of new daily confirmed cases globally (165,000) as infections continue to rise across the country.
Although more than half of the population have been fully vaccinated nationwide, vaccine hesitancy has led to a poor uptake of Covid-19 vaccines in the Southern US.
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama are all experiencing a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations, amid concerns healthcare facilities could be overwhelmed as schools prepare to reopen after the summer vacation.
Oliver Whittingham, Intern at GlobalData Plc