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India has reported 50,040 new coronavirus cases and 1,258 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 Sunday, the total caseload rose to 30,233,183 cases.
This is the tenth consecutive day in the last two months when the death toll has been below the 2,000-mark.
India has become the second country after the US to record more than 30,000,000 cases of COVID. India added 10,000,000 cases in the last 50 days.
Data from the health ministry shows that 1,258 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours.
It is also the 20th consecutive day when India reported less than 100,000 new coronavirus cases. On March 23, India had recorded 47,262 cases while on June 22 India reported 42,640 cases.
According to the local media reports the active cases have now come down below 600,000. The country has 586,403 active cases presently and has witnessed 395,751 deaths so far.
According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 57,944 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 29,251,029 till date.
A total of 321,760,077 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 6,425,893 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 404,265,101 samples have been tested up to June 26 for COVID-19. Of these 1,777,309 samples were tested on Saturday.
The world's second most-populous country reported 131,968 new infections and 780 deaths on Friday - the biggest daily increase since mid-October.
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Modi also asked citizens to stay indoors, not spread panic about the virus and form local groups to ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols. He said the central government is working with states and private companies to ramp up the supply of oxygen, as well as production and distribution of vaccines.
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