Covid-19 India Updates: 84,300 New Cases, 4,000 Deaths In Last 24 Hours
People wait for a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the heath center in the village of Bazrak, Uttar Pradesh. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

Covid-19 India Updates: 84,300 New Cases, 4,000 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

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Fresh Covid-19 infections in India remained below the 1-lakh-mark for the fifth day in a row but, daily fatality rate remained elevated.

84,332 people tested positive for the deadly pathogen in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on June 11. That's the lowest number of new cases since April 2. Recoveries during the same period remained higher at nearly 1.21 lakh, taking active infections below the 11-lakh-mark, for the first time since April 10.

More than 4,000 patients succumbed to the illness in the same period, taking the country’s total death toll to 3.67 lakh.

Experts have maintained that India’s case and fatality figures are vastly under-counted, especially in rural areas where record-keeping is patchy. Confirming suspicions, Bihar Health Department on Wednesday revised its official death toll to a level 72% higher than previously reported. Accounting for the revision, India recorded the highest number of fatalities in a day on Thursday.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 2,93,59,155

  • Active cases: 10,80,690

  • Total patients cured or discharged: 2,79,11,384

  • Deaths: 3,67,081

  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 84,332

  • One-day recoveries: 1,21,311

  • One-day deaths: 4,002

  • Total vaccination shots administered: 24,96,00,304 (34,33,763 in the last 24 hours)

Three States Report Over 10,000 New Cases Each

Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra reported over 10,000 new infections each in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry's 8:00 a.m. update.

The 4,002 new fatalities include 2,619 from Maharashtra, 378 from Tamil Nadu, and 173 from Kerala.

Covid-19 India Updates: 84,300 New Cases, 4,000 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Global Death Toll Reaches 37-Lakh-Mark

Globally, confirmed coronavirus cases exceeded 17.51 crore, while deaths passed 37 lakhs, as of Saturday morning.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken pressed his Chinese counterpart in a phone call on Friday to allow a new expert-led study into the origins of Covid-19. But China’s top diplomat called theories that the virus leaked from a Wuhan lab absurd, according to readouts from both sides.

Also read: U.S. Presses China on New Covid-19 Study as Beijing Resists

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