Covid-19 India Updates: New Infections Below 1 Lakh For Two Days In A Row
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Covid-19 India Updates: New Infections Below 1 Lakh For Two Days In A Row

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India reported less than 1 lakh new cases of Covid-19 infection for the second day in a row, at a time the government reversed its vaccine policy to announce free shots for all.

More than 92,000 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 9. Recoveries during the same period remained significantly higher at 1.63 lakh, taking active infections lower to 12.3 lakh.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 29,08,89,069
  • Active cases: 12,31,415
  • Total patients cured or discharged: 2,75,04,126
  • Deaths: 3,53,528
  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 92,596
  • One-day recoveries: 1,62,664
  • One-day deaths: 2,219
  • Total vaccination shots administered: 23,90,58,360

Also read: Centre’s New Covid Vaccination Guidelines Allows Walk-In For All And E-Vouchers

Under the new vaccination policy, all Indians will have access to two free doses at government vaccination centres. However, a fourth of domestic production will be made available via private hospitals to those willing to pay.

Private hospitals can charge up to Rs 150 as service charge above the vaccine cost, the new policy mandates. Based on the vaccine prices announced by the three domestic vaccine suppliers, with 5% GST and the service charge, the maximum price works out to Rs 780-Rs 1,410 per dose.

Also read: Remote Tribal Village Shows How To Fight Vaccine Hesitancy

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