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India’s daily Covid-19 cases, deaths fall further to 60,471 and 2726

Covid-19 cases: With this latest rise in cases, the national Covid-19 infection tally has reached 29.57 million, including more than 377,000 deaths due to Covid-19.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 09:27 AM IST
A health workers carrying out a Covid-19 test (ANI)

India registered 60,471 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, along with 2726 Covid-19 related deaths, the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) said on Tuesday morning. With this, the national tally of coronavirus cases has risen to 29,570,881, including a related death toll of 377,031, Tuesday’s data showed.

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This is for the eighth successive day that the country has seen less than 100,000 fresh infections in a day. On June 8, the Union health ministry reported 86,498 new cases from the previous 24 hours, which meant that for the first time since early April, or 66 days, the country’s cumulative positive cases rose by less than 100,000.

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The number of recoveries mounted to 28,280,472 with the addition of 117,525 discharges, with the recovery rate further improving to 95.63%. This is the 33rd consecutive day when daily discharges have outnumbered new cases. Active cases continued to decline, and were recorded at 913,378, a fall of 59,780 infections. These comprise 3.08% of the overall caseload.

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“Weekly positivity rate has dropped below 5%, and is currently at 4.39%. Daily positivity rate is at 3.45% and has been less than 8% for eight consecutive days,” the MoHFW noted in a statement.

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Meanwhile, the government-run Indian Council Medical Research said 1,751,358 samples were tested for Covid-19 on Monday, as against 1,492,152 from the preceding 24-hour period. Total 381,375,984 samples have been tested till now, as per ICMR’s latest data.

Over the last few days, as the number of daily infections has declined, state governments have announced more relaxations in lockdown or lockdown-like restrictions which were imposed to control the spread of the viral disease. For example, Delhi on June 14 began third stage of unlock from its Covid-19 induced lockdown

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