India Records 67,208 New Infections; Count Rises Second Day in a row

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  • Active caseload declines to 8,26,740
  • Daily recuperations outnumber daily new infections

New Delhi: India reported  67,208  fresh infections in the past 24 hours. This took the cumulative count of infections to 2,96,19,479 stated the Union Health Ministry.

The recovery rate at 95.93 percent accounted for 1,03,570  recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recovery count to 2,84,91,670. The daily positivity rate stood at 3.48%, less than 5% for 10 consecutive days. 

The number of active cases has reduced to 8,26,740 accounting for 2.78 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a decline of  38,692 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate recorded at 1.29 per cent reported 2,330 deaths, taking the cumulative death toll to 3,81,903.

 Amid debate over the required gap between the two doses of the Covishield vaccine, Covid Working Group Chief Dr NK Arora has said that according to research in India, a single shot had up to 61 percent effectiveness against the Delta strain, which has a higher transmissibility and disease severity. 

IMA reported that over 730 doctors succumbed during the second wave, with maximum deaths reported from Bihar. 

 19,31,249 infected samples were tested on June 16. So far, 38,52,38,220 samples were tested since the outbreak. 26,55,19,251 vaccinations have been administered so far under the national immunization drive. 

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