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India reports 100,636 new coronavirus infections


A health worker collects a nasal swab sample from a woman at a primary health centre in Hyderabad. AFP

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India reported on Monday a daily rise in new coronavirus infections of 100,636 cases over the past 24 hours, 13,824 cases less than Sunday, while deaths rose by 2,427. During the same time span, 2,427 more people succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

The South Asian nation's tally of infections now stands at 28.9 million, while the death toll has reached 349,186, health ministry data showed.

On Sunday (June 6), India had reported 114,460 cases, lowest spike since April 6.


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India's overall tally of COVID-19 cases now stands at 28,909,975 with 1,401,609 active cases and 349,186 deaths so far, according to Indo-Asian News Service.

Over the last few days, India's fresh COVID cases have seen downward trend, maintaining over 100,000 infections every 24 hours, while the deaths have also remained below the 3,000 mark. After battling a brutal second wave for weeks, fresh COVID cases came down below the three lakh-mark for the first time on May 17 after touching record high of 414,188 on May 7.

A woman leaves after receiving her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai, India, on Friday. AP

In the last three weeks, India has recorded over 90,000 deaths. India registered record fatalities due to COVID-19 on May 21 with 4,529 deaths — the highest from COVID infection in any country in a day since the coronavirus outbreak was reported in China's Wuhan in December 2019. It surpassed 4,468 deaths in the US on January 12, and earlier 4,211 in Brazil on April 6.

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 174,399 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 27,159,180 till date.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 232,786,482 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 1,390,916 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 366,334,111 samples have been tested up to June 6 for COVID-19. Of these 1,587,589 samples were tested on Sunday.


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