Covid-19: India reports 12,213 new cases, nearly 40% spike in daily infection

11 fatalities take total death toll to 5,24,803



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Published: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 9:33 AM

Last updated: Thu 16 Jun 2022, 2:46 PM

The single day rise in new coronavirus infections were recorded over 12,000 after 111 days in India, registering 38.4 per cent jump in daily cases while the active cases have increased to 58,215, according to the Health Ministry data on Thursday.

A total 12,213 cases were reported in a span of 24 hours, taking India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases to 43,257,730 while the death toll has climbed to 524,803 with 11 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.13 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.65 per cent, the health ministry said.

An increase of 4,578 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.35 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was at 2.38 per cent, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 42,674,712 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.

The 11 new fatalities include 3 from Kerala, 2 from Maharashtra, 1 each from Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

A total of 5,24,803 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 147,877 from Maharashtra, 69,845 from Kerala, 40,109 from Karnataka, 38,026 from Tamil Nadu, 26,223 from Delhi, 23,525 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,207 from West Bengal.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

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“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

According to the ministry, cumulatively 195.67 doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive.

A total 12,213 cases were reported in a span of 24 hours, taking India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases to 43,257,730 while the death toll has climbed to 524,803 with 11 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.


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