New Delhi: India on Wednesday (June 28) logged 65 new cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease of 2019), taking the case tally to 4.49 crore (4,49,94,097). According to the data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India on Wednesday (June 28), the active COVID-19 cases in India have dipped to 1,579, with the national COVID-19 recovery rate at 98.81 per cent. The death toll was recorded at 5,31,905, with one death reported by Uttar Pradesh and one reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 4.4 crore (4,44,60,613) and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent.
Mumbai Logs Eight New COVID-19 Cases
According to a bulletin released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on June 27 at 6pm, Mumbai recorded eight new cases of COVID-19 that raised the tally of infections to 11,63,940. The death toll remained unchanged at 19,773 and the count of recoveries reached 11,44,146 after six patients recovered from the infection during the day.
As per a bulletin issued by the civic body, 1,079 swab samples were tested in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of tests conducted in the city to over 1.8 crore (1,88,96,673).
Mumbai currently has 21 active cases of COVID-19.
India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Status
220.67 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive, shows the data available on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s website.
Of this, 178.81 crore doses have been administered as the first and second doses among the population aged 18 and above.
The maximum number of vaccinations have been done in Uttar Pradesh (39.20 crore), followed by Maharashtra (17.79 crore) and Bihar (15.72 crore).
(With inputs from PTI)
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