Vehicles rush at Dak Bungalow road in Patna amid the coronavirus pandemic in Bihar, India on Wednesday, June.09, 2021. (Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)
Vehicles rush at Dak Bungalow road in Patna amid the coronavirus pandemic in Bihar, India on Wednesday, June.09, 2021. (Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)
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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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  • JUN 10, 2021 11:30 PM IST

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  • JUN 10, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    Karnataka reports 11,042 new Covid-19 cases

  • JUN 10, 2021 08:42 PM IST

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  • JUN 10, 2021 08:21 PM IST

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  • JUN 10, 2021 02:21 PM IST

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    Only Covid-19 negative and fully vaccinated servitors will be allowed to take part in the rituals.

  • JUN 10, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    Singapore to ease Covid-19 restrictions from next week

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  • JUN 10, 2021 01:21 PM IST

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  • JUN 10, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Delhi CM inspects construction of 57-tonne oxygen storage tank

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  • JUN 10, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Bihar's Covid-19 toll mounts to 9,429 after govt audit

    The total number of Covid-19 fatalities in Bihar took a drastic upward leap of 3,951 in a day after the figures were revised by the state health department on Wednesday.

  • JUN 10, 2021 11:24 AM IST

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  • JUN 10, 2021 10:15 AM IST

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  • JUN 10, 2021 09:56 AM IST

    India sees record 6,148 new Covid-19 deaths

    India saw a massive jump of 6,148 deaths due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, as the country's death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 359,676, the Union ministry of health and family welfare’s (MoHFW) data showed on Thursday morning. This is the highest number of fatalities recorded in India due to the Covid-19 pandemic in a single day. Read More

  • JUN 10, 2021 09:28 AM IST

    Wearing masks not recommended for children under 5 years of age

  • JUN 10, 2021 09:12 AM IST
  • JUN 10, 2021 08:33 AM IST

    G7 plans 1 billion extra doses of Covid-19 vaccines, cover 80% of the world’s adult population

    FILE PHOTO: A health worker gets a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (REUTERS)
    FILE PHOTO: A health worker gets a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Seoul, South Korea, March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (REUTERS)

    The Group of Seven is set to vow to deliver at least 1 billion extra doses of Covid-19 vaccines over the next year to help cover 80% of the world’s adult population, a move designed to end the pandemic in 2022, according to a draft communique seen by Bloomberg News. It will also call for a new study into the origins of the coronavirus.

  • JUN 10, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    Covid-19: Bihar sends samples of floating bodies in Ganga for testing

    Days after bodies were found floating in Ganga in the state, samples collected from the river have been sent for testing to check for Covid-19 contamination in the water, informed Bihar state pollution control board scientist, Navin Kumar.

  • JUN 10, 2021 07:24 AM IST

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  • JUN 10, 2021 07:22 AM IST

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The active cases came down by 53,001 cases in the last 24 hours to reach 9,73,158, according to the Union health ministry.(PTI)
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Representational image. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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Filmmaker Aisha Sultana made the controversial remarks in a TV debate.(Hindustan Photo)

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Uttarakhand currently has over 4,600 active Covid-19 cases and nearly 7,000 people have lost their lives due to the infection.(ANI)

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Pashupati Kumar Paras said that Chirag Paswan can continue to remain a member of the LJP.(ANI Photo)

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Lok Janshakti Party national president Chirag Paswan. (File Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party national president Chirag Paswan. (File Photo)

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LJP's Chirag Paswan has not commented on the development so far.(HT file photo)
LJP's Chirag Paswan has not commented on the development so far.(HT file photo)

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Representational Image. (HT file)

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