Coronavirus India Update: Covid-19 Infections Drop to 80,000 New Cases, Lowest in 71 Days

Coronavirus India Update: Covid-19 Infections Drop to 80,000 New Cases, Lowest in 71 Days People wearing protective COVID-19/Coronavirus masks while waiting at a railway station (Source: PTI)

New Delhi: In a major feat in the fight against the deadly COVID-19, India continued to report less than 1 lakh daily new cases of the novel coronavirus cases, for the sixth consecutive day on Sunday (June 13, 2021), as new cases fell to below 81,000 infections. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country recorded 80,834 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest in almost 71 days. The cases were down by 3,498 new infections as compared to the previous day when 84,332 Covid-19 cases reported on Saturday.

The drop in new cases took the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 2,94,39,989 cases on Sunday, while the total number of active infections also dropped to 10,26,159 cases from 10,80,690 cases reported a day earlier.

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The country saw discharges outnumbering new coronavirus cases on June 13 as well, with 1,32,062 patient discharges in the last 24 hours. The numbers were lower than the previous day’s high of 1,21,311 patients who were discharged on June 12.

This took the total number of patients discharged so far stood at 2,80,43,446 cases, as of Sunday.

The major cause of worry for India remains the death toll. As many as 3,303 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours up from 4,002 deaths reported on Saturday, taking the total death toll of the country to 3,70,384 cases, as of June 13. Thursday had reported the highest single-day death reported with over 6000 deaths within 24 hours.

On the vaccination front, 25,31,95,048 doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered so far in the country, the ministry data showed on June 13 morning. Out of these, 34,84,239 doses were given in the last 24 hours.

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A total of 37,42,42,384 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the country, up to June 11 including 20,44,131 samples tested on June 11, data from the Indian Council of Medical Research showed.

The new infections had stayed above 200,000-mark since April 15. The new cases have been increasing at an alarming pace since the country broke the one lakh case barrier on April 4 when it reported 1,03,558 new COVID-19 cases.

Within a fortnight, the numbers doubled, which sounding alarm bells throughout the country as medical infrastructure, doctors and patients grapple with resource crunch. India had crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4.

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