New Delhi: India on Wednesday logged in 92,596 fresh infections of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), taking the cumulative tally in the country to 29,089,069, the health ministry said. It is for the second straight day that the country reported below one lakh cases even as 6,098 more cases were recorded on Wednesday in comparison to Tuesday.
In the same time span, India also saw 2,219 more people succumbing to the pandemic, taking the cumulative death toll to 3,53,528. The country currently has 12,31,415 active cases, which comprise for 4.5% of the total infections recorded so far, the Ministry data showed.
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A total of 162,664 people recuperated from the viral disease in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative recoveries in the country to 27,504,126.
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 were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 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.
Tamil Nadu, which has contributed to the most number of cases in the last 24-hour, reported 18,023 new daily cases, followed by Kerala with 15,567, while Maharashtra added 10,891 and Karnataka had 9,808 cases.
Delhi, meanwhile, reported 316 new cases in the last 24 hours, and logged 41 deaths over the same time period.
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday released revised guidelines for the national Covid-19 vaccination programme which will come into effect from June 21.
"Vaccine doses to be allocated to states/UTs based on population, disease burden & vaccination' progress. Wastage will affect allocation negatively," the guidelines said.
"The government of India will procure 75 per cent of the vaccines being produces by the manufacturers in the country. The vaccines procured will continue to be provided free of cost to States/UTs as has been the case from the commencement of the National Vaccination Programme. These doses will be administered by the States/UTs free of cost to all citizens as per priority through Government Vaccination Centres," it added.