India on Wednesday recorded 92,596 new Covid infections 24 hours, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said. It is for the second consecutive day the national tally stood below 1 lakh mark, showing clear sign on decline in daily cases. In the past 24 hours, the country also reported 2,219 more fatalities.
India’s overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,90,89,069 and 3,53,528 deaths so far. The country currently has 12,31,415 active cases, which comprises for 4.5 per cent of overall caseload.
According to the Health Ministry, a total of 1,62,664 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,75,04,126 till date.
The Health Ministry said that a total of 23,90,58,360 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 27,76,096 who received the jab in last24-hour.
A total number of 37,01,93,563 samples have been tested up to June 8 for Covid-19. Of these 19,85,967 samples were tested on Tuesday: Indian Council of Medical Research.
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*The government of Telangana will spend Rs 10,000 crore over next two years to provide world-class healthcare facilities to the poor in the state.
*Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih announced on Tuesday that his country’s ongoing restrictions to contain the Covid-19 pandemic will be extended by one week.
*The Central government on Tuesday fixed the maximum price that private hospitals can charge for Covid vaccines, amid sharp allegations that people are being forced to pay a heavy amount to get a jab at private hospitals.
* Tamil Nadu Medical and Family Welfare minister Ma Subramanian has said that the mucormycosis (black fungus) cases in the state have crossed 1000. He was speaking to reporters at the Government Medical College hospital, Omandarur Estate, Chennai on Tuesday.
* Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) launched a mass vaccination campaign by using the slogan – ‘Jahaan Vote, Wahan Vaccine’, on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.74 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.