India’s Covid-19 Tally Crosses 8k Mark For Second Day

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  • India saw a total of 4,435 COVID discharges in the last 24 hours
  • The total death toll in the country is now at 5,24,761
  • According to 4 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours

New Delhi: India reported 8,582 new Covid-19 cases, and 4 deaths, according to data released by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am Sunday. As many as 4,435 patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, leaving 44,513 active infections across the country.

Currently, there are 44,513 active cases in the country, comprising 0.09 per cent of the cumulative cases. The daily positivity rate recorded yesterday was 2.41 per cent. Nearly 195 crore vaccine doses have so far been administered in the country.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 85,48,59,461 samples have been tested up to June 11 for COVID-19. Of these 3,16,179 samples were tested on Saturday.

In a separate development, China’s capital Beijing is facing an “explosive” Covid-19 outbreak connected to a bar, a government spokesman warned on Saturday, as the commercial hub of Shanghai began mass testing to contain a jump in cases tied to a popular beauty salon.

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