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Covid-19: India reports 54,069 new cases, 1,321 deaths in 24 hours

Reuters, IANS/Bengaluru
Filed on June 24, 2021 | Last updated on June 24, 2021 at 08.25 am

A total of 68,885 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, which brings the total recoveries to 29,063,740 across the country.


India reported on Thursday 54,069 new Covid-19 infections and 1,321 Covid deaths over the past 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed.

Additionally, a total of 68,885 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, which brings the total recoveries to 29,063,740 across the country.

India recorded 54,069 new Covid-19 cases and 1,321 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the country's total caseload to 3,00,82,778, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday.

This is the seventh consecutive day in the last two months when the toll has been below the 2,000-mark.

The overall tally of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 30,082,778. India has become the second country after the US to record more than three crore cases of Covid. India added one crore cases in the last 50 days.

It is also the 17th consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases. On March 23, India had recorded 47,262 cases while on June 22 India reported 42,640 cases.

The active cases have now come down below 8 lakh. The country has 627,057 active cases presently and has witnessed 391,981 deaths so far.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 3,016,26,028 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 6,489,599 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 397,832,667 samples have been tested up to June 23 for Covid-19. Of these 1,859,469 samples were tested on Wednesday.





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