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Coronavirus India Update: COVID-19 tally lowest in 58 days, 1.20 lakh new cases

The new cases took the overall infection tally of the country to 2,86,94,879.

A boy wearing a face mask is seen on a bus (Source: Xinhua)

New Delhi: India reported 1.20 lakh new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours which is the lowest in 58 days.

Fresh 1,20,529 cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday (June 5).

1,97,894 discharges, and 3,380 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, as per the Ministry. The new cases took the overall infection tally of the country to 2,86,94,879 cases, out of which the active caseload stood at 15,55,248 cases as of Saturday. Thus active cases decrease by 80,745 in last 24 hours. 

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More daily recoveries were reported than daily new cases for the 23rd consecutive day. The recovery tally of India has reached 2,67,95,549. The total mortality caseload stands at 3,44,082. On the vaccination front, 22,78,60,317 doses have been administered till date. The national recovery rate, stands at 93.38%.

Weekly positivity rate is currently at 6.89%. Daily positivity rate further dips to 5.78%, less than 10% for 12 consecutive days.

The spike in new cases crossed the 4-lakh mark in the country on April 30. The cases have been rising since mid-April and had crossed the 3 Lakh mark within a week.

The new infections have been staying 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 have doubled, sounding alarm bells throughout the country as medical infrastructure, doctors and patients grapple with resource crunch.

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