New Delhi: India has recorded 214 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, while the active Covid cases have dipped to 2,831 from 3,001, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday (June 7). No fresh fatalities have been reported and the death toll stands at 5,31,884, the data updated at 8 am stated. The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.49 crore.
The active cases now comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.81 per cent, the union healthy ministry said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,57, 379 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 reported nine fresh COVID-19 cases, which took the tally to 81,69,374, while the death toll stood unchanged at 1,48,552, a health official said. The addition to the tally was a drop from the 26 cases detected on Sunday, which was also a no fatality day, he pointed out.
Mumbai circle led with six cases, including three in the metropolis, followed by one each in Pune, Nashik and Nagpur circles, he added.
The recovery count increased by 11 to touch 80,20,648, leaving the city with an active caseload of 176, he said. The recovery rate is 98.18 per cent and the fatality rate stands at 1.81 per cent, a health department bulletin said.
As per official data, 8,72,06,357 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the state so far, including 1,892 in the last 24 hours, comprising 1,083 at government labs, 780 at private ones and 29 though self test kits.
The report said 122 COVID-19 deaths have taken place since January 1 this year, with 72.95 per cent of the deceased being above the age of 60, and 84 per cent having comorbidities.
Mumbai reported three new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 11,63,834, while no fresh death linked to the infection was registered in the metropolis, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The death toll remained unchanged at 19,772.
A day before, the city logged three cases of the respiratory illness, but zero fatality.
A BMC bulletin said, 960 coronavirus tests were conducted in the city in the last 24 hours, pushing up their cumulative count to 1,88,80,459.
The number of recoveries rose to 11,44,007 after 14 patients recuperated from the viral infection during the day, leaving the financial capital with 55 active cases, the BMC said.
The coronavirus recovery rate of Mumbai was 98.3 per cent, while the growth rate of cases from May 30 to June 5 stood at 0.0008 per cent.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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