The Union Health Ministry has said that Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand are witnessing a slight decrease in cases of COVID-19 infection.
There has been a slight decrease in the daily cases in these states, which has raised some hope.
According to the Health Ministry data, the number of daily recorded cases in the country crossed four lakhs on April 30 and on another Sunday, May 2, the number of daily infections was 392,488 and 3,68,147.
In 12 districts of Maharashtra, new cases are lacking in the last 15 days. Although the Ministry says that the cases have come down due to the restrictions imposed by the state government, but this is only the initial phase, the government will have to take steps carefully.
Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala are still reporting an increase in daily new cases and require stringent measures to break the transmission chain.
Lav Agarwal, Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary also cautioned against the significantly large number of fatalities and said there are some causes of concern.
Currently, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have more than 1 lakh active cases. Seven states have active cases in the range of 50,000 to 1 lakh.