Coronavirus India Update: COVID-19 Tally Lowest in 59 Days, 1.14 Lakh New Cases

Coronavirus India Update: COVID-19 Tally Lowest in 59 Days, 1.14 Lakh New Cases A patient on oxygen support in an ambulance (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi: India reported 1.14 lakh new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, which is also the lowest in the last 59 days.

The country reported 1,14,460 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday (June 6).

India also reported 1,89,232 discharges, and 2,677 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry. The new cases took the overall infection tally of the country to 2,88,09,339 cases, out of which the active caseload stood at 14,77,799 cases as of Sunday.

Meanwhile, active cases in the country decrease by 77,449 in last 24 hours. 

People undergoing Covid tests in Patna (Photo Credit: PTI)

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More daily recoveries were reported than daily new cases for the 24th consecutive day. The recovery tally of India has reached 2,69,84,781. The total mortality caseload stands at 3,46,759. On the vaccination front, 23,13,22,417 doses have been administered till date. The national recovery rate, stands at 93.67 per cent.

Weekly positivity rate is currently at 5.13 per cent. 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.

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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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