New Delhi: India reported another spike in new infections as 67,208 cases were recorded on Thursday, up from the previous day’s 62,224 cases on Wednesday, as per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on June 17. A spike of 4,984 cases was registered in the last 24 hours.
The number of people who were discharged stood at 1,03,570 patients, down from 1,07,628 patients reported a day earlier, the health ministry data showed on June 17. Meanwhile, 2,330 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours which was lower than Wednesday’s tally of 2542 deaths reported.
The total caseload stands at 2,97,00,313 cases while out of these 8,26,740 cases are active infections in the country. The number of active cases on Thursday was the lowest after 71 days.
On the recovery front, the total number of discharges now stands at 2,84,91,670 cases. The total death toll for India stands at 3,81,903 casualties as of Thursday.
On the vaccination front, a total of 26,55,19,251 doses have been administered till now.
A total of 38,52,38,220 samples have been tested for COVID-19, up to June 16. Of these, 19,31,249 samples were tested yesterday as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
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.