New Delhi: India has recorded 96 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, while the number of active cases has decreased to 2,017, the Union health ministry said on Friday (June 16). The death toll due to the viral disease stands at 5,31,893, according to the ministry’s data updated at 8 am.
With the fresh cases, the country’s COVID-19 tally has climbed to 4,49,93,282, the ministry said.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.81 per cent, it added.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease has gone up to 4,44,59,372 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent.
According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore doses of anti-Covid vaccines have so far been administered in the country.
Mumbai reported four new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which took its tally of infections to 11,63,894, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The death toll remained unchanged at 19,773 with zero new fatalities being reported.
A day before, the city had recorded five new cases and zero fatalities.
As many as 877 new COVID-19 tests were conducted in the city on Thursday. Eight patients recovered from the infection since previous evening. The city has 43 active COVID-19 cases now.
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