Fifteen states and Union Territories have not reported any death due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the government said on Tuesday, indicating the pandemic could be waning in the country.
Seven states and Union Territories have not reported a fatality in the last week, said government officials at a press conference in Delhi.
India remains the second most-affected nation in terms of Covid-19 cases, but deaths due to the disease are declining and recoveries increasing. There is a 55 per cent decline in average daily Covid-19 deaths reported in the last five weeks, said Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary in the Union Health Ministry.
There are 15 states and Union Territories that haven't reported (Covid-19) deaths in last 24 hours. There are seven states and Union Territories that haven't reported deaths in the last week, he was quoted by news agency ANI as saying.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in recent weeks has said India had managed to contain the disease through its indigenous efforts. "Corona was an unknown enemy. But India, to save its citizens, fought an unknown enemy. The glory of winning that fight does not go to any government or individual. But the credit does go to India," he Modi said in Parliament on Monday.