Downswing in India’s daily Covid cases continues

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 15, 2021

Country sees a single-day rise of 60,471 new coronavirus infections, while the daily positivity rate declined to 3.45 per cent

Trend of downswing in India’s daily Covid19 cases is continuing, and 60,471 fresh cases were registered on Tuesday, lowest after 74 days. The daily Covid cases have been below the 1-lakh mark since June 8 when the country had registered 86,498 infections after more than two months.

Also, more than 1.17 lakh patients at 1,17,525 have recovered during the last 24 hours, outnumbering the daily fresh cases for the 33rd consecutive day, as per the Health Ministry data.

The Recovery Rate has further expanded to 95.64 per cent. Cumulatively, India reported 2,95,70,881 Covid cases with the total active caseload of 9,13,378 and the death toll at 3,77,031 with 2,726 deaths in the last 24 hours till 8 AM.

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In addition, the weekly positivity rate dropped to less than 5 per cent at 4.39 per cent on Tuesday and the daily positivity rate stood at 3.45 per cent, less than 5 per cent for 8 consecutive days.

Besides this, the country conducted 17,51,358 tests in the last 24 hours and the testing capacity has substantially ramped up to 38.13 crore tests.

Meanwhile, India administered 25,90,44,072 vaccine doses with 39,27,154 shots given in the last 24 hours till 8 AM.

Furthermore, more than 26.69 crore vaccine doses at 26,69,14,930 have been provided to States/UTs so far, through Government’s free of cost channel and through direct state procurement category, of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 25,67,21,069 doses, as per the data.

Meanwhile, more than 1.05 crore vaccine doses at 1,05,61,861 are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

Published on June 15, 2021

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