Varanasi: People wait to receive a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Varanasi, on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Varanasi: People wait to receive a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Varanasi, on Friday, June 11, 2021. (PTI)
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Highlights: Punjab reports 1,230 Covid-19 cases, 59 deaths

India's Covid-19 recovery seems to be back on track, even though the number of daily deaths rose drastically, likely as a result of the revised coronavirus figures given by the Bihar government. The country's cumulative infection tally currently resides at 29,274,823.
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 12:09 AM IST

With the second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) gradually ebbing, India has now been recording less than 100,000 daily new cases for over four days in a row. As many as 91,702 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the country on Friday, mounting the cumulative infection tally to over 29.27 million. Although the number of daily new deaths rose drastically during this period -- likely as a result of Bihar auditing its coronavirus disease-related figures and clearing its long Covid-19 data backlog -- more people than ever in the country are recovering from the disease.

Active Covid-19 cases fell further to 1,121,671, a decline after more than two months, and the number of recovered Covid-19 patients is currently at 27,790,073, showing a recovery rate of 94.76%.

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The Union health ministry said on Friday that there has been a continuous decline in the daily infections since the country reported a peak of over 414,000 cases on May 7.(AFP Photo)
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File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)

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