Coronavirus: India reports 54,069 new COVID-19 cases, 1,321 deaths in last 24 hours
India on Thursday reported 54,069 new Covid-19 cases and 1,321 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union health and family welfare ministry.
India has reported 54,069 fresh cases, 6.3% higher than yesterday. This is the second day that India's Covid tally has been higher than that of the previous day. The overall tally of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 3,00,82,778.
In the last 24 hours, 1,321 Covid deaths have been reported, taking the caseload and death toll to 30,082,778 and 391,981 respectively, according to the Union health ministry’s update at 8am.
The active cases have now come down below 8 lakh. The country has 6,27,057 active cases presently and has witnessed 3,91,981 deaths so far.
According to the Union health ministry, a total of 68,885 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 2,90,63,740 till date.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 39,78,32,667 samples have been tested up to June 23 for Covid-19. Of these 18,59,469 samples were tested on Wednesday.
The health ministry said that a total of 30,16,26,028 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 64,89,599 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
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