1. India witnessed a huge drop in new cases
India added 61,267 new cases on 5th October, lowest single-day spike in the last 42 days since August 26th. On an average India had been adding over 83,000 cases daily during the same period. While India is seeing a drop in new cases, daily recoveries in the country are still hovering between 70,000-80,000 cases.
2. A massive drop in daily tests conducted in Maharashtra
India’s most-hit state Maharashtra recorded a sudden drop in daily testing numbers to 58,683. Maharashtra has been witnessing a drop in daily test numbers since 1st October on which over 90,000 people got tested in the state. The state also has the test to positivity ratio of above 20%, highest among all India states and UTs.
3. Ladakh saw a sudden spike in new cases
Ladakh added over 100 new cases on 5th October, the highest single-day spike in the UT so far. Overall Ladakh has recorded over 4,641 confirmed cases, of which 3,414 cases have already recovered and over 60 people have lost their lives.