India reports 50,848 new Covid cases as total crosses 3-crore mark

1,358 more deaths reported

India reports 50,848 new Covid cases as total crosses 3-crore mark

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New Delhi, June 23

India's total Covid cases crossed the 3-crore mark with one crore infections being added in 50 days.

The total mounted to 3,00,28,709, with 50,848 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day.

The death toll climbed to 3,90,660 with 1,358 fresh fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

India's total Covid infections had surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19 after which it took 136 days to cross the 2-crore mark on May 4. 

The active cases further declined to 6, 43,194 comprising 2.14 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has improved to 96.56 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed. 

A net decline of 19,327 cases has been recorded in the Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours. 

As many as 19,01,056 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid in the country to 39,59,73,198.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.67 per cent. It has been less than five per cent for 16 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding that the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.12 per cent.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 41st consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,89,94,855, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.30 per cent, the data stated.    

The 1,358 new fatalities include 482 from Maharashtra, 194 from Tamil Nadu, 141 from Kerala and 139 from Karnataka. 

A total of 3,90,660 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,18,795 from Maharashtra, 34,164 from Karnataka, 31,580 from Tamil Nadu, 24,933 from Delhi, 22,282 from Uttar Pradesh, 17,437 from West Bengal, 15,888 from Punjab and 13,402 from Chhattisgarh. PTI

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