Lucknow: A medic administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a woman, at Civil hospital in Lucknow, Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Lucknow: A medic administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a woman, at Civil hospital in Lucknow, Saturday, June 19, 2021.
(PTI Photo)

The Centre on Sunday rubbished the "myth" that there is a lack of vaccination coverage in tribal areas.

As per the data available on CoWIN as on June 3, 2021, vaccination per million population in tribal districts is higher than the national average, the government said. 128 out of 176 tribal districts are performing better than all India vaccination coverage, it added.

The Centre further said that more walk-in vaccinations are happening in tribal districts as compared to the national average.

Meanwhile, India's vaccination drive crossed 27.6 crore mark of administered doses. More than 38 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, the Centre said on Sunday.

India records 58,419 new COVID-19 cases, lowest after 81 days:

With 58,419 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India recorded less than 60,000 fresh infections after 81 days, according to the Union Health Ministry's data on Sunday.

The country witnessed as many as 1576 deaths and 87,619 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

With the new cases, the cumulative caseload has climbed to 2,98,81,965 including 7,29,243 active cases.

The daily positivity rate in the country stands at 3.22 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is currently at 3.43 per cent.

The daily positivity rate has remained below 5 per cent for 13 consecutive days.

As many as 3,86,713 people have succumbed to the COVID-19 infection so far, while the recoveries reached 2,87,66,009.

As daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 38th consecutive day, the recovery rate is currently at 96.27 per cent.

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.

(With PTI inputs)

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