India records 53,256 new COVID-19 cases, lowest in 88 days
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The COVID-19 cases in India continued to witness a declining trend with the country recording 53,256 new cases, the lowest in 88 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Monday.

With the new cases, the cumulative caseload has climbed to 2,99,35,221 including 7,02,887 active cases.

This is the fourth consecutive day in the last two months when the death toll is below the 2,000-mark. It is also the 14th consecutive day when India has reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases.

The death toll climbed to 3,88,135 with 1422 fresh fatalities, the Union Health Ministry data showed.

The active cases further declined to 7,02,887 comprising 2.35 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 96.36 per cent, the Union Health Ministry data showed. A net decline of 78,190 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.83 per cent. It has been less than 5 per cent for 14 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.32 per cent.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 39th consecutive day.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,88,44,199, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.30 per cent, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 39,24,07,782 samples were tested for COVID-19, up to June 20 out of these, 13,88,699 samples were tested yesterday.

The Union Health Ministry informed that 28,00,36,898 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the vaccination drive in the country.

The ministry stressed 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: 2,99,35,221

Total discharges: 2,88,44,199

Death toll: 3,88,135

Active cases: 7,02,887

Total Vaccination: 28,00,36,898

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