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Witnessing a slight dip, India reported 48,698 new COVID-19 cases and 1,183 deaths in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed.
According to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Saturday, the total caseload rose to 30,183,143 cases as India.
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This is the ninth consecutive day in the last two months when the death toll has been below the 2,000-mark, according to Indo-Asian News Service.
India has become the second country after the US to record more than three crore cases of COVID. India added one crore cases in the last 50 days.
The Indian Health Ministry says the active cases have now come down below 600,000.
It is also the 19th consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus cases. On March 23, India had recorded 47,262 cases while on June 22 India reported 42,640 cases.
The active cases have now come down below 600,000. The country has 595,565 active cases presently and has witnessed 394,493 deaths so far.
According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 64,818 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 29,193,085 till date.
The Health Ministry said that a total of 315,045,926 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 6,119,169 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 399,568,448 samples have been tested up to June 24 for COVID-19. Of these 1,735,781 samples were tested on Thursday.
Some experts say the number that though massive is still thought to be a vast undercount because of a lack of testing and reporting.
The Health Ministry on Saturday put the total number of cases in India at 173,763 with 4,971 deaths. The total infections included 86,422 active cases and 82,369 recoveries.
Daily infections, which surpassed 100,000 for the first time on Monday, have now exceeded that mark three times, the biggest daily rises in the world.
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