India reports 1.14 lakh new COVID-19 cases, lowest single-day rise in two months
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India reported 1,14,460 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day rise in infections in around two months, taking the infection tally to 2,88,09,339, according to the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.

The death toll from COVID-19 climbed to 3,46,759 with 2,677 new fatalities, while the number of active cases was recorded below 20 lakh for the sixth consecutive day, the Union Health Ministry data showed.

The active case count has reduced to 14,77,799, which comprises 5.73 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 93.67 per cent, the Union Health Ministry data showed.

The number of recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 24 consecutive days.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,69,84,781, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.20 per cent, the Union Health Ministry data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 36,47,46,522 samples tested up to June 5, of which 20,36,311 samples were tested yesterday.

The Union Health Ministry has informed that nearly 23,13,22,417 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

The health 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: 2,88,09,339

Total discharges: 2,69,84,781

Death toll: 3,46,759

Active cases: 14,77,799

Total vaccination: 23,13,22,417

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