New Delhi: According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, after 84,332 new infections were registered in the last 24 hours, the caseload of the coronavirus pandemic in India has risen to 29,359,155 on Saturday.
This is the first time in more than two months that daily cases have dropped below the 90,000 mark. On Friday, 91,702 Kovid-19 cases were registered across the country.
On Saturday, 4,002 people died of the viral disease and 121,311 people were cured, taking the death toll to 367,081 and those cured to 27,911,384. Active cases have come down to 1,080,690, which is 3.83 per cent of the caseload.
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In the last 24 hours, 34,33,763 vaccines of coronavirus were administered in the country, after which the total vaccination figure was 24,96,00,304. The Ministry of Health said that today after 70 days the least new cases of corona virus were reported in India. The daily positivity rate is 4.39%.
According to the data released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 20,44,131 people have been tested for corona in India yesterday i.e. on June 10, so far 37,42,42,384 people have been tested in the country. .
The overall COVID-19 graph in India has been on a decline since last month. This shows that the country is slowly gaining control over the ongoing second wave of the pandemic. The Health Ministry on Friday urged citizens to continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
Addressing a regular COVID-19 briefing on Friday, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health, Lav Agarwal said, “We have to incorporate COVID rules in our lives. Even though the cases are decreasing, we have to ensure that the infection does not spread."
He said that there has been a drop in the daily infections by about 78 per cent and the weekly positivity rate has come down by 74 per cent.
NITI Aayog member (health) VK Paul said during the briefing that the ICMR will launch the fourth round of national serosurvey this month to assess the spread of the viral disease in the country. He said that one cannot depend on a single national survey and urged the states and union territories to conduct it at their own level as well.
Seventy districts from 21 states will come under the serosurvey this month. Children aged six years and above will also be included in the survey. ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said in a letter dated June 4 to these states, which include Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.