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India records 12,899 new COVID-19 cases, including 15 fatalities

by Pragati Singh

According to data from the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 12,899 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with 15 deaths.

On Saturday, India reported 13,216 new infections in the past 24 hours, breaking the 13,000-mark for the first time in more than three months. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, India’s COVID infection count has risen to 43,296,692.

With nearly 12,000 new cases, India’s active caseload has increased to 72,474, accounting for 0.17 percent of overall cases.

According to official data, 8,518 recoveries were logged in the last 24 hours, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 4,26,99,363. At the moment, the recovery rate is 98.62 percent.

The daily positivity rate is 2.89 percent, while the weekly positivity rate is 2.50%.

The new infection was discovered in India after 4,46,387 tests were performed in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 tests to 85.78 crores.

As of 7 a.m. today, India’s COVID-19 vaccine coverage had surpassed 196.14 crores under the nationwide vaccination campaign.

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More than 193.53 crores (1,93,53,58,865) of vaccine doses have been delivered to States/UTs so far, with over 12.77 crores (12,77,80,635) remaining as balance and unutilized vaccine doses.In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 instances recorded throughout the country, the Health Ministry of India asked states and union territories on June 9 to be vigilant and rigorously adhere to COVID-appropriate behaviour.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked States/UTs on Thursday to increase RT-PCR testing, monitoring, clinical management, immunisation, COVID-19 procedures, and adopt prompt preventive measures in a letter. Bhushan also asked the government to use a “five-pronged Strategy.”

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