Active Covid cases in India lowest in 71 days

Recovery rate improves to 95.93 per cent

Active Covid cases in India lowest in 71 days

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New Delhi, June 17

A single-day rise of 67,208 new coronavirus infections was recorded taking India's total tally of Covid cases to 2,97,00,313, while the active cases declined to 8,26,740, the lowest in 71 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The Covid death toll climbed to 3,81,903 with 2,330 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The active cases declined to 8,26,740 comprising 2.78 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has improved to 95.93 per cent.  

A net decline of 38,692 cases has been recorded in the Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 19,31,249 tests were conducted on Wednesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid in the country to 38,52,38,220.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.48 per cent. It has been less than 5 per cent for 10 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding that the weekly positivity rate had declined to 3.99 per cent.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 35th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,84,91,670, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.29 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulatively, 26,55,19,251 Covid vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive. 

The 2,330 new fatalities include 1,236 from Maharashtra, 270 from Tamil Nadu, 148 from Karnataka and 147 from Kerala. 

A total of 3,81,903 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,15,390 from Maharashtra, 33,296 from Karnataka, 30,338 from Tamil Nadu, 24,876 from Delhi, 21,963 from Uttar Pradesh, 17,118 from West Bengal, 15,698 from Punjab and 13,354 from Chhattisgarh. PTI

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