India reported 62,480 new cases of Covid in the last 24 hours, lowest in 60 days, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry. Meanwhile, in a major development, the death toll also saw an all time low in the past two months and was reported at 1,587.
India had recorded 60,461 cases on June 16, lowest since March 29. The overall tally of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 2,97,62,793. The country has reported 3,83,490 deaths so far.
The active cases have come down below 10 lakh. The country has 7,98,656 active cases presently and has witnessed.
A total of 88,877 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,85,80,647 till date, the Ministry said.
The Health Ministry said that a total of 26,89,60,399 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 32,59,003 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 38,71,67,696 samples have been tested up to June 17 for Covid-19. Of these 19,29,476 samples were tested on Friday.
Meanwhile, the overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 177.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.84 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.