On Tuesday, the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said COVID-19's doubling rate has slowed to 10.9 days.
But days after giving hope that plasma therapy might cure infected patients, the Health Ministry warned against using it mindlessly. It said blood plasma of recovered patients must be infused on ill ones only for trial purposes.
It can have serious health repercussions, the ministry added.
Maharashtra remains battered; fresh cases reported from Rajasthan
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state having 9,318 infections currently. It is followed by Gujarat, where the number of infections stands at 3,774, and Delhi, which has 3,314 infected people.
In Rajasthan, 19 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in a span of 12 hours, taking the total tally to 2,383. Of the 19 patients, 11 belonged from Ajmer and five from Jaipur.