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India reports 17,336 new covid cases, highest daily rise in 4 months

New Delhi, June 24

India reported a single-day rise of more than 17,000 fresh covid-19 cases on Friday after a gap of over four months (124 days), recording a 30 per cent jump in daily cases, according to the Union Health Ministry.

A total of 17,336 coronavirus cases were reported in a span of 24 hours, taking the total infection tally to 4,33,62,294, while the death toll due to the disease has climbed to 5,24,954 with 13 new deaths being reported, the data updated by the ministry at 8am showed.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.32 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 3.07 per cent, according to the ministry.

The count of active cases has increased to 88,284, comprising 0.2 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 98.59 per cent, it said.

An increase of 4,294 cases has been recorded in the active caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 4,27,49,056, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.

According to the ministry, 196.77 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Thirteen new fatalities due to the disease were reported in the country ndash; seven from Kerala, two from Punjab, and one each from Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

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