New Delhi: India has logged 267 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, while the active cases have decreased to 3,736 from 3,925, according to the Union health ministry report on Friday (June 2). The death toll has increased to 5,31,874 with two more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.49 crore (4,49,91,143), it said.
The active cases now comprises 0.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.81 per cent, according to the union health ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,55,533, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent.
According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
Maharashtra reported 36 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 81,69,294, while no fresh death linked to the infection was registered in the state, said the health department. The death toll remained unchanged at 1,48,552.
On Wednesday, Maharashtra detected 26 cases, but no fatality.
According to a health department bulletin, 5,001 coronavirus tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, pushing up their cumulative count to 8,71,89,183.
Since January 1, 2023, as many as 122 COVID-19-related deaths have been recorded in the state, and 72.95 per cent of these have occurred in individuals above 60 years of age, while 84 per cent of the deceased had comorbidities (more than one disease or health condition), said the bulletin.
As per the department, Maharashtra logged 223 infections between May 26 and June 1 as compared to 415 from May 19 to May 25.
It said 55 patients recovered from the respiratory illness in the past 24 hours, taking their cumulative count to 80,20,519 and leaving the state with 242 active cases.
Maharashtra’s recovery rate of COVID-19 patients was 98.18 per cent, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.81 per cent.
Coronavirus figures of Maharashtra are as follows: Positive cases 81,69,294; fresh cases 36; death toll 1,48,552; recoveries 80,20,519; active cases 242, total tests: 8,71,89,183.
Among the cities, Mumbai reported 14 new coronavirus infections which took the city’s caseload to 11,63,802, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The death toll remained unchanged at 19,772 with no new pandemic-related fatalities being reported, it said.
A day before, India’s financial capital had reported nine new COVID-19 cases and zero deaths.
As many as 770 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Thursday.
The number of recovered persons reached 11,43,956 with 11 patients recovering since previous evening. There are 74 active COVID-19 cases in the city now.
The recovery rate of Mumbai is 98.3 per cent and overall growth rate of COVID-19 cases for the period from May 26 to 31 was 0.0008 per cent. The city’s caseload doubling rate is 82,054, as per the bulletin.
Himachal Pradesh logged 13 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, while a 50-year-old woman succumbed to the viral disease in Mandi district.
There are 81 active Covid cases in the state. including 23 in Chamba, 12 in Shimla, 11 in Kangra, eight each in Mandi, Kullu, and Bilaspur among other places.
In the last 24 hours, 19 patients were cured of the viral disease, according to the data shared by the state’s health and family welfare department.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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