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India records 54,069 new Covid cases, 1,321 deaths in a day

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New Delhi, June 24

India reported 54,069 new cases of Covid in a day which took the infection tally to 3,00,82,778 while 1,321 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 3,91,981, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Thursday.

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The number of active cases has declined to 6,27,057 and is 2.08 per cent of the total infections. The national Covid recovery rate has also improved to 96.61 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A net decline of 16,137 cases in the Covid caseload has been recorded in a day.

According to the inoculation data published at 7 am, India administered 64.89 lakh vaccine doses in a day taking the cumulative number of vaccines given so far to 30.16 crore.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.91 per cent. It has been less than 5 per cent for 17 days in a row. The weekly positivity rate has also declined to 3.04 per cent, the ministry said.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 42nd consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from Covid surged to 2,90,63,740, while the case fatality rate was at 1.3 per cent, it said.

On Wednesday, 18,59,469 tests were conducted in the country for the detection of Covid, taking the total number of tests carried out so far to 39,78,32,667.

The 1,321 fatalities include 508 from Maharashtra, 166 from Tamil Nadu, 150 from Kerala and 123 from Karnataka.

Of the total 3,91,981 deaths reported so far in the country, Maharashtra accounted for 1,19,303, Karnataka 34,287, Tamil Nadu 31,746, Delhi 24,940, Uttar Pradesh 22,336, West Bengal 17,475, Punjab 15,923 and Chhattisgarh 13,407. PTI

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