New Delhi: In the past 24 hours, India recorded a total of 33 fresh cases of coronavirus infection, the lowest since March 2020, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday (June 27). As per the official data, updated at 8am, currently, India has 1,606 active COVID-19 cases. Because of the infectious disease, over 5.3 lakh (5,31,903) have lost their lives.
The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.49 crore (4,49,94,032). The national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.81 per cent, according to the health ministry website.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,60,523 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent.
Maharashtra Sees Three COVID-19 Cases, No Death
Maharashtra on Monday (June 26) recorded three COVID-19 cases, including one in Mumbai, which took the tally to over 81 lakh (81,69,776), while the death toll stood unchanged at 1,48,554, a health official said.
A state health department bulletin said, at present, the dominant variant of COVID was Omicron XBB.1.16., which contributed by 1,716 cases. There were 19 deaths reported due to this variant, it said.
The recovery count increased by four to touch 80,21,125, leaving the state with an active caseload of 97, the official said.
The recovery rate is 98.18 per cent and the fatality rate is 1.81 per cent, as per official data.
So far, 8,73,03,435 coronavirus tests have been conducted, including 1,224 in the last 24 hours.
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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