India is the second worst affected country by the coronavirus pandemic after United States Credit: Representational Image

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India may have crossed its coronavirus peak in the month of September as the country has been witnessing a gradual decline in the number of cases since the past few weeks.

A recent report released by the finance ministry said that India may have crossed its coronavirus peak in the month of September as caseload data for the last 14 days of September shows a gradual decline.

“During this period, the seven-day moving average of daily positive cases has steadily declined from about 93,000 to 83,000 while the seven-day moving average of daily tests have risen from about 1,15,000 to 1,24,000,” said the ministry’s monthly report, according to media reports.

However, the finance ministry also cautioned the public that the pandemic is far from over and urged all the stakeholders to push for the recovery of economy as positive cases declined further.

“Yet, the declining positivity rate at all-India level sets the stage to further push up the frontiers of economic recovery. For this, all stakeholders need to get into the act as remaining restrictions on access and mobility are further eased.,” the statement further stressed.

India is the second worst affected country by the coronavirus pandemic after United States. The country has recorded over 65 lakh cases of COVID-19 and 1.01 lakh coronavirus deaths have been reported so far.

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