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India sees slight decline in COVID cases for second day in a row

India sees slight decline in COVID cases for second day in a row

After a relieving decline in daily COVID cases was reported for almost a week, India is now witnessing a sudden rise in cases for the second day in a row with 67,208 new cases logged in the past twenty-four hours.

The Covid-19 death toll climbed to 3,81,903 with 2,330 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Although the count is slightly higher than the decline in cases reported during last week, it is also the 10th consecutive day when India has reported less than one lakh Covid cases.

On June 15, India recorded 60,461 cases, the lowest since March 29.

India's overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,97,00,313. The active cases have come down below 10 lakh. The country has 8,26,740 active cases presently and has witnessed 3,81,903 deaths so far.

According to the Health Ministry's data, Kerala added 13,270 cases to the country's daily numbers - the most by any state. It is followed by Tamil Nadu (10,448), Maharashtra (10,107), Karnataka (7,345).

Maharashtra leads the states with the highest number of infections. It is followed by Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 1,03,570 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,84,91,670 to date.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 26,55,19,251 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 34,63,961 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 38,52,38,220 samples have been tested up to June 16 for Covid-19. Of these 19,31,249 samples were tested on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 176.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.83 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 176,960,993 and 3,830,127, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 33,498,145 and 600,648, respectively, according to the CSSE.

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