Coronavirus update: India reported 13,091 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the country's total tally of cases to 3,44,01,670. The active cases have declined to 1,38,556, the lowest in 266 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
As per the latest update, the death toll due to coronavirus has climbed to 4,62,189 with 340 fresh fatalities.
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The daily rise in new coronavirus cases has been below 20,000 for the 34th day in a row and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 137 consecutive days now.
The active Covid-19 cases comprise 0.40 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 98.25 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A decrease of 1,127 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours. The fresh fatalities include 259 from Kerala and 17 from Maharashtra.
A total of 4,62,189 deaths have been reported in the country so far, including 1,40,447 from Maharashtra, 38,131 from Karnataka, 36,247 from Tamil Nadu, 34,621 from Kerala, 25,091 from Delhi, 22,904 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,267 from West Bengal.
Meanwhile, the Centre has provided 1,20,08,58,170 vaccine doses to states and Union Territories so far, through free of cost channel, and through the direct state procurement category, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
According to an official release, 16,74,03,871 balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered. The new phase of the universalisation of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from June 21, 2021.
The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, advanced visibility of vaccine availability to states and UTs for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.