India continues to report surge in daily Covid-19 cases. The country reported as many as 13,313 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday in the last 24 hours, as compared to the 12,249 cases on Wednesday, as per the latest health bulletin released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As many as 10,972 people have recovered from the infection in the last 24-hour, which took the total number of recoveries to 4,27,36,027 at the rate of 98.6 per cent. With the recorded cases, India’s active caseload now stands at 83,990 at the rate of 0.19 per cent. The death toll has climbed to 5,24,941 after 38 more patients succumbed to the virus.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.94 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 2.90 per cent, the ministry said.
Kerala contributed most number of cases as the Southern state reported 4,224 fresh infections which took the total caseload till June 21 to 66,08,717. The number of active cases in the state have also increased to 24,333 till June 21.
As per the Health Ministry, the country’s daily positivity rate stands at 2.03 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate remained at 2.81 per cent.
It also informed that at least 38 people have died in the last 24 hours due to the infection.
Cumulatively, 85.94 crore covid tests have been conducted in the country so far, of which 6,56,410 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours only.
According to the Health Ministry, 196.62 crore vaccine doses against the Coronavirus infection have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive of the Union Government.
Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in India, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya is scheduled to chair a review meeting with the core team of experts today in the physical format in the afternoon.