India reports over 54K new Covid cases in 24 hours

India reports over 54K new Covid cases in 24 hours

New Delhi: India recorded 54,069 new Covid-19 cases and 1,321 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the country’s total caseload to 3,00,82,778, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday.

India crossed the mark of over three crore caseload of Covid on Wednesday.

This is the seventh consecutive day in the last two months when the toll has been below the 2,000-mark.

The overall tally of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 3,00,82,778. India has become the second country after the US to record more than three crore cases of Covid. India added one crore cases in the last 50 days.

It is also the 17th consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases. On March 23, India had recorded 47,262 cases while on June 22 India reported 42,640 cases.

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 discharge to 2,90,63,740 till date.

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.

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.

IANS

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