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India reports 67,208 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2,330 new fatalities

09:40 AM Jun 17, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

A single day rise of 67,208 new coronavirus infections were reported taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,97,00,313, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,81,903 with 2,330 fresh fatalities, the Union Health Ministry data showed. As per the data provided by the Union Health Ministry, the active caseload has declined to 8,26,740 which is the lowest after 71 days.

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The active cases further 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.

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Also, 19,31,249 tests were conducted on Monday 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 dropped to 3.48 per cent. It has been less than five per cent for tenth 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 stands at 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.

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

Total cases: 2,97,00,313

Total discharges: 2,84,91,670

Death toll: 3,81,903

Active cases: 8,26,740

Total Vaccination: 26,55,19,251

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