Coronavirus: India reports 60,753 new COVID-19 cases, 1,647 deaths in 24 hours
India reported 60,753 new Covid-19 cases, 97,743 discharges and 1,647 deaths in last 24 hours, as per health ministry's updated data on Saturday.
India's daily Covid-19 case count on Saturday dipped further after the country reported 60,753 new infections in the last 24 hours.
While the number of active cases stand at 7,60,019, the lowest in 74 days, according to Union health ministry data updated on Saturday.
The death toll climbed to 3,85,137 with 1,647 fresh fatalities and active cases comprise 2.55% of the total infections. India's weekly positivity rate now stands at 3.58%, while the daily positivity rate is at 2.98%.
The country's total Covid-19 tally has now increased to 2,98,23,546, of which, 2,86,78,390 people have recovered. The national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.16%, the data updated at 8 am showed.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19 last year. The tally crossed the 2-crore mark on May 4.
A total of 38,92,07,637 samples have been tested till June 18, out of which 19,02,009 samples were tested yesterday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.
Meanwhile, 27.23 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country. On Friday, the Centre had said that several studies of inoculated healthcare workers revealed that the chance of hospitalisation was reduced by nearly 80%.
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