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India reports 1,258 deaths, 50,040 new Covid-19 cases

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New Delhi: India reported 50,040 fresh cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, as per the government’s update on Sunday morning. This was higher than the 48,698 cases reported in the previous 24 hours. The active caseload was 5.86 lakh on Sunday, while the overall case tally was 3,02,33,183. A total of 1,258 patients succumbed to the infection in 24 hours, as against 1,183 the previous day. The death toll has reached 3,95,751.

The daily positivity rate now stands at 2.82 per cent. This is the 20th consecutive days when the rate has been lower than 5 per cent, according to the government.

The weekly positivity rate was 2.91 per cent.

Vaccination ramped up

Nearly 4 crore doses of vaccine against Covid-19 have been administered in the first six days of the “world’s largest free-for-all vaccination drive”, the government stated. The drive was launched on June 21.

In last 24 hours alone, 64.25 lakh doses were administered, while the overall figure is 32.17 crore till now.

Of those who have received the vaccine, 35.7 per cent are in the age group of 18-44 years, 35.4 per cent in 45-60 years and 28.9 per cent aged above 60.

The testing capacity, too, has been ramped up, with 40.42 crore tests conducted so far.

 

PM Modi expresses satisfaction at pace of vaccination

At a high-level meeting held on Saturday to review the progress of Covid-19 vaccination in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed satisfaction at the pace of work.

“Reviewed progress of India’s vaccination drive. The numbers over the last week have been consistently encouraging. We seek to build on this momentum and ensure that maximum people are vaccinated quickly,” he tweeted.

 

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