New Delhi: India has logged 288 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, while the active cases have decreased to 3,925 from 4,222, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday (June 1). The death toll has increased to 5,31,872 with two deaths. 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, according to the union health ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,55,079 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 26 fresh coronavirus positive cases and zero fatality in the last 24 hours, the state health department said. With the addition in cases, the state’s overall infection tally grew to 81,69,258, while the toll remained unchanged at 1,48,552.
The state had recorded 33 cases and zero fatality on Tuesday.
At present, the dominant variant of coronavirus is Omicron XBB.1.16 and a total of 1,685 cases were found to be infected with this variant. There were 19 deaths reported among the cases of this variant, the department said in a bulletin.
Of the total fresh cases reported during the day, Mumbai recorded nine. There are 242 active cases in the state at present.
A total of 64 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative recovery count in the state to 80,20,464. Maharashtra’s recovery rate is 98.18 per cent.
According to the health department, 4,571 tests were conducted in the state in the last 24 hours, which raised the overall test count to 8,71,84,182.
Among the cities, Mumbai reported nine new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 11,63,788, while no fresh death linked to the infection was registered in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The death toll remained unchanged at 19,772.
The day before, the city logged 14 cases, but no coronavirus-related fatality. As per a BMC bulletin, 658 coronavirus tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, pushing up their cumulative total to 1,88,76,043.
It said 22 patients recovered from the disease during the day, taking their total count to 11,43,945 and leaving the city with 71 active cases.
The coronavirus recovery rate of Mumbai stood at 98.3 per cent, while the growth rate of cases from May 25 to May 30 was 0.0009 per cent, said the bulletin.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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