New Delhi: In the past 24 hours, India has registered 67,757 new coronavirus cases and 813 people have passed away due to the virus. The new figures bring the total number of infections in India to a total of 7,119,300. 109,184 Indians have been died due to the pandemic in the country. The recovery rate climbed to 86.17% The new figures are promising to an extent with total number of daily cases dipping in October. September has been the worst month for India which at one time recorded more than 90,000 cases in one day. The government officials are stating that the first pandemic wave in India may come to end soon but the health experts and officials are much more cautious in their approach to the virus saying that none of the world countries have a strong grip on the virus behaviour and caution and precautionary measures should be at the top of every government’s agenda. The health care system in India had been weak as it was before the pandemic broke out in the month of March. Now, eight months into the pandemic, the country is still reeling from the effects of the pandemic in terms of both deaths and economy. India along with several developing and developed countries are fearing that it may take years or even decades for the global economy to return to normalcy.

In the meantime, treatment to the individuals who are infected with the virus and a manufacture of an effective virus should be the utmost priority. The experts repeatedly insist that the vaccine is the only viable option for the world to eliminate the coronavirus. There are two other options for the world to see the back of the virus. Herd immunity can also eliminate the virus but at a severe cost. To develop herd immunity, a very significant number of people in the world would have to be infected and the outcome ends up fatal in many cases. The second option is that the natural disappearance of the virus. The health experts and researchers could not provide a timeline as to when the world could see the end of the virus.