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Highlights: Karnataka reports 11,042 new Covid-19 cases, 194 deaths

India's Covid-19 numbers signal the receding second wave of the coronavirus disease pandemic which threw the country's medical health infrastructure out of gear in the last two months.
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2021 12:03 AM IST

India's coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infection tally shot up to 29,183,121 on Thursday, as the country reported as many as 94,052 fresh cases in the preceding 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said. Although the data shows an increase in the number of daily cases from yesterday's mark, the single-day spike in infection tally remained below the 100,000-mark for the third day in a row. India's Covid-19 death toll, on the other hand, reached 359,676, with a record number of 6,148 new fatalities being recorded in the preceding 24 hours. The drastic change in the death toll is a result of Bihar auditing its coronavirus-related figures and updating its data, clearing a huge backlog.

According to the Union health ministry, the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 5.66%, while the daily positivity rate has dropped to 4.66%, less than 10 percentage points for the 16th consecutive day, signalling the receding second wave of the pandemic that threw the country's medical health infrastructure out of gear in the last two months.

India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive has been open to adults across age groups for 40 days and several variations in coverage are clear across the country’s states, data analysed by HT shows. While Himachal Pradesh is the clear leader in terms of administering doses to the largest proportion of its adults (38%), states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Tamil Nadu have not managed to give a single shot to even 15% of those eligible for vaccines.

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