Covid-19: India reports 67,208 fresh cases in single day

New Delhi - Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases or the 35th consecutive day


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Published: Thu 17 Jun 2021, 9:15 AM

Last updated: Thu 17 Jun 2021, 9:26 AM

A single day rise of 67,208 new coronavirus infections were recorded taking India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases to 2,97,00,313, while the active cases declined to 8,26,740, the lowest after 71 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The death toll climbed to 3,81,903 with 2,330 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed

The active cases declined to 8,26,740 comprising 2.78 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.93 per cent.

A net decline of 38,692 cases has been recorded in the Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

As many as 19,31,249 tests were conducted on Wednesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid-19 in the country to 38,52,38,220.

The daily positivity rate  was recorded 3.48 per cent . It has been less than 5 per cent for 10 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.99 per cent.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 35th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,84,91,670, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.29 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulatively, 26,55,19,251 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.



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