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India reported on Friday 62,480 new coronavirus infections and 1,587 fatalities in the last 24 hours, lowest in the last two months, according to a government statement.
This is for the first time in last two months that the death tally has come down below the mark of 2,000. And it is the 11th consecutive day when India has reported less than 100,000 new COVID cases, according to Indo-Asian News Service.
On June 15, India recorded 60,461 cases, lowest since March 29.
Relatives carry the body of a man who died from the coronavirus disease. AFP
The overall tally of COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 29,762,793. The active cases have come down below 10 lakh. The country has 798,656 active cases presently and has witnessed 383,490 deaths so far, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
A total of 88,877 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 28,580,647 till date.
A total of 88,877 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours.
The Health Ministry said that a total of 268,960,399 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 3,259,003 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 387,167,696 samples have been tested up to June 17 for COVID-19. Of these 1,929,476 samples were tested on Friday.
As of 1825 GMT on Friday, at least 2,000,066 people worldwide had been confirmed dead of the virus that first emerged in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, according to an AFP tally.
A record surge of 55,079 new cases in the past 24 hours took India’s coronavirus caseload past 1.6 million, as the government decided to lift a nighttime curfew that has been in force since late March.
The steepest spike of 57,118 new cases in the past 24 hours recorded, taking its coronavirus caseload close to 1.7 million, with July alone accounting for nearly 1.1 million infections.
Hundreds of extra police and troops were deployed in Indian-administered Kashmir Thursday as separatist groups called for a shutdown to mark a "black day" on the second anniversary of New Delhi imposing direct rule.
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