India Sees Lowest Daily Covid Cases In 2 Months, 2,677 Deaths In 24 Hours


Covid-19 Cases in India: India is the second worst-hit country in the world after the US

New Delhi:

India added 1.14 lakh new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 2,667.The country’s overall case load now stands at 2.88 crore, while total fatalities are at 3.46 lakh, according to the health ministry.

India’s active caseload dropped to 14.77 lakh, with 1.89 lakh people recovering from the infection in the last 24 hours. The daily recoveries in the country have been outnumbering the daily cases for 24th consecutive day now.

The active cases in the country have been less than 2 lakhs for ten straight days.

With the addition of 13,659 coronavirus cases, the infection count in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, has risen to over 58.19 lakh. The recovery rate in the state reached 95.01 per cent while the case fatality rate dropped to 1.71 per cent.

After Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh have the highest number of infections.

In Tamil Nadu, the government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown for another week with two sets of relaxations for 11 hotspot districts and the rest of the state. The lockdown, set to end on Monday, will now be in place till June 14.

More than 23 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far in India under the mega inoculation plan. However, states continue to face shortage of the two vaccines currently being used.

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