COVID-19: India records 42,640 new infections in 24 hours

The recovery rate is currently at 96.49 per cent

India records 42,640 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily spike after 91 days, according to the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.


The country witnessed as many as 81,839 recoveries and 1,167 deaths in the last 24 hours. Now the total caseload has climbed to 2,99,77,861 including 6,62,521 active cases.


As many as 3,89,302 people have succumbed to the COVID-19 infection so far, while the recoveries reached 2,89,26,038.


The daily positivity rate in the country stands at 2.56 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is currently at 3.21 per cent. Daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 40th consecutive day, the recovery rate is currently at 96.49 per cent.


Meanwhile, administered 86.16 lakh vaccine doses in a single day yesterday, the highest ever single-day vaccination achieved in the world so far. A total of 28.87 Crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the vaccination drive in the country.


According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 39,40,72,142 samples were tested for COVID-19, up to June 21, including 16,64,360 samples tested yesterday.

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