New Delhi: India has logged 199 new coronavirus infections while the active cases have dipped to 2,687 from 2,831, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday (June 8). The death toll has climbed to 5,31,886 with two deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.49 crore (4,49,92,293). The active cases now comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections and the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.81 per cent, the ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,57, 720 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent. According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Maharashtra recorded 23 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, while one more patient succumbed to the infection in the state, the health department said. With these additions, the state’s COVID-19 tally rose to 81,69,428, while the death toll increased to 1,48,553, the department said in a bulletin.
The state logged 31 cases and zero fatality on Tuesday.
The bulletin said 25 patients recovered from the coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, taking their cumulative count to 80,20,706 and leaving the state with 169 active cases.
The state’s coronavirus recovery rate was 98.18 per cent, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.81 per cent, it said. The department said 5,426 coronavirus tests were conducted in the state in the last 24 hours, pushing up their overall tally to 8,72,17,244
Mumbai reported nine new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which took the overall infection tally of the city to 11,63,843, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The death toll rose to 19,773 after one person succumbed to the infection during the day.
On Tuesday, the city reported three new coronavirus positive cases and zero fatality.
A 47-year-old man with co-morbidities, including the chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN), died due to COVID-19 infection, the BMC said in its bulletin.
A total of 910 tests were conducted in the city and the cumulative test count reached 1,88,81,369. According to the BMC bulletin, the number of recoveries reached 11,44,015 after eight patients recuperated in the last 24 hours.
There are now 55 active COVID-19 cases, it said.
As per the bulletin, the recovery rate of Mumbai is 98.3 per cent and overall growth rate of cases for the period between May 31 and June 6 was 0.0008 per cent.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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