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India records 1.20 lakh of new Covid-19 cases, 3,380 deaths in the last 24 hours | India News


NEW DELHI: India reported 120,529 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours on Saturday, while deaths increased by 3,380.
The total infection count stood at 2,86,94,879 and the death toll at 3,44,082, data from the federal Ministry of Health showed.
On a sustained downward slope, the number of active cases dropped further to 15,55,248; less than 2 Lakh from 9 consecutive days. In the last 24 hours, active cases decreased by 80,745.
According to the Ministry of Health, more than 2.67 million people have recovered from the infection across the country so far and 1.97,894 patients have recovered during the last 24 hours.
More daily recoveries than daily new cases have been reported for 23 consecutive days. There has been a continuous and steady increase in the national recovery rate with 93.38% reported today.
The weekly positivity rate currently stands at 6.89%, while the daily positivity rate dropped further to 5.78%, less than 10% for 12 consecutive days.
The Health Ministry said that a total of 22,78,60,317 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 36,50,080 who received vaccines in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, as of June 4, 36,11,74,142 samples have been tested for Covid-19. Of these 20,84,421 samples were analyzed on Friday.
In the past three weeks, India has recorded more than 85,000 deaths. India recorded a record number of Covid-19 deaths on May 21 with 4,529 deaths, the highest from Covid infection in any country in a day since the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in China was reported in December 2019. 4,468 deaths in the US in January. 12, and before 4,211 in Brazil on April 6.

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