Covid-19 Update: India’s Active Caseload Below 15 Lakh, New Cases Continue To Decline

A health worker takes a swab sample at a Covid-19 testing site at a district hospital in Noida. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

Covid-19 Update: India’s Active Caseload Below 15 Lakh, New Cases Continue To Decline

New cases of Covid-19 in India continued to fall in a respite for the country’s healthcare system that were ravaged by a deadly second wave of the virus.

Less than 1.15 lakh 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 6. Recoveries during the same period remained significantly higher at 1.89 lakh.

Recoveries have not outpaced new cases for 24 days in a row. As a result, active infections fell to 14.7 lakh.

Daily fatality, too, fell below 3,000, with 2,677 patients having succumbed to the disease. India’s total Covid-19 related death stands at 3.46 lakh.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 2,88,09,339

  • Active cases: 14,77,799

  • Total patients cured or discharged: 2,69,84,781

  • Deaths: 3,46,759

  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 1,14,460

  • One-day recoveries: 1,89,232

  • One-day deaths: 2,677

Global Update

Total reported cases across the globe crossed 172.7 million with over 3.7 million as major countries turned their focus towards rapidly completing their immunisation programmes.

The U.S. passed the milestone of administering more than 300 million vaccine doses. The U.K. The U.K. will accelerate its vaccination program in a bid to stay on its path out of lockdown. China authorized the emergency use of Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s coronavirus vaccine for children, becoming the first major country to grant approval for those as young as three.

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