Covid-19: India records 50,040 new cases, 1,258 fresh fatalities

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 27, 2021

Recoveries outnumber daily new cases for 45th consecutive day

India’s daily Covid cases crossed the 50,000-mark at 50,040 infections on Sunday, after recording a decline for two straight days. On Saturday, the country registered 48,698 coronavirus cases. A slight spike in daily Covid cases was observed in Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka, with infections at 12,118, 9,812 and 4,272 respectively. The daily Covid deaths stood at 1,258, taking the total death toll to 3,95,751, according to the Health Ministry data.

Cumulatively, the country’s Covid infections stood at 3,02,33,183, of which the active caseload was 5,86,403 and the total recovered cases were 2,92,51,029. The active caseload has decreased by 9,162 cases in the last 24 hours.

In addition, 57,944 patients recovered during the last 24 hours and daily recoveries continued to outnumber the daily fresh cases for the 45th consecutive day. Also the recovery rate increased to 96.75 per cent.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate remained below 5 per cent, currently at 2.91per cent and the daily positivity rate was at 2.82 per cent, less than 5 per cent for 20 straight days. Furthermore, India conducted 17,77,309 tests during the previous day, taking the total number of tests done so far to 40.42 crore, the data said.

Besides this, India vaccinated 32.17 crore people with 64,25,893 anti-Covid shots given in the last 24 hours till 8:00 PM.

The Government also informed that more than 31.51 crore vaccine doses have been provided by the Government to States/UTs so far, through its free of cost channel and through direct state procurement category. Of this, the total consumption, including wastage, is 30,35,97,466 doses, the data sai.

It further stated that more than 1.15 crore unutilised doses were still available with the States/UTs to be administered.


Published on June 27, 2021

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