New Delhi: India has recorded over 2.86 crore Covid cases so far, with 1.20 lakh new cases, according to government data. This is the twelfth straight day when the country, recovering from the deadly second wave, saw a positive rate below 10 per cent.
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Active Covid cases in the country have dipped to 15.55 lakh. The country reported 3,380 deaths.
With the addition of 14,152 coronavirus cases, the infection count in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, has risen to over 58.05 lakh. It has announced a five-step unlock plan from Monday in a late-night order yesterday, a day after the state government’s U-turn on ease of restrictions announced by a minister earlier.
After Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh have the highest number of infections.
Karnataka recorded 16,068 new cases and the state’s shutdown has been extended for another week, until the morning of June 14. The state still has over 2.80 lakh active Covid cases.
Kerala, which saw a worrying rise in daily COVID-19 cases in the second wave of the pandemic, logged 16,229 fresh infections in the last 24 hours. The death count rose to 9,501 with 135 more deaths.
In neighbouring Tamil Nadu daily active cases stood at 22,651. However among the southern states, it saw the most number of daily deaths at 463.
In Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state, the daily new cases stood at 1,113, while 136 deaths were reported.
22.41 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far in India under the mega inoculation plan. However, states continue to face shortage of the two vaccines currently being used.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the wastage figures of Covid vaccines continue to be on the higher side and asked authorities to take steps to tackle this issue.
Member Health NITI Aayog Dr VK Paul said yesterday that India has overtaken the United States in terms of the number of people who have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The Health Ministry has stated that 377 districts have been reporting less than 5 per cent case positivity currently.