At 58,419, India reports less than 60,000 new COVID-19 cases for first time in 81 days
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India recorded less than 60,000 new coronavirus infections after 81 days taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,98,81,965, according to Union Health Ministry on Sunday.

The death toll climbed to 3,86,713 with 1,576 fresh fatalities and active cases comprise 2.44 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.27 per cent, the Union Health Ministry data showed. Meanwhile, the number of active cases stand at 7,29,243, the lowest in 75 days.

The daily positivity rate was recorded 3.22 per cent. It has been less than five per cent for 13 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding that the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.43 per cent.

Recoveries outnumbered daily cases for the 38th consecutive day and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease has increased to 2,87,66,009. The case fatality rate stands at 1.29 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 39,10,19,083 samples were tested for COVID-19, up to June 19 out of these, 18,11,446 samples were tested yesterday.

Cumulatively, 27,66,93,572 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

The health ministry said that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. "Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

Total cases: 2,98,81,965

Total discharges: 2,87,66,009

Death toll: 3,86,713

Active cases: 7,29,243

Vaccination: 27,66,93,572

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