Covid-19: India logs 12,781 new cases, 18 deaths in 24 hours

By Shgun S -- June 20, 2022 11:09 am -- Updated:June 20, 2022 11:09 am

New Delhi, June 20: India reported 12,781 fresh Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Monday.

On Sunday, India had logged 12,899 fresh Covid-19 cases and 15 fatalities.

Active cases in the country now stand at 76,700 and the daily positivity rate is recorded at 4.32 percent. Cumulatively, India's Covid tally has surged to 42,707,900 since March 2020 when the pandemic emerged in the country.

Of the fresh cases, Delhi reported 5542 new infections, Maharashtra reported 23746, Tamil Nadu reported 3522 and Uttar Pradesh saw 2540 new cases, according to the data updated by Health Ministry.

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday said that so far over 193.53 crore vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive.

More than 12.75 crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses are still available with States and Union Territories, according to official data.

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"More than 193.53 crores (1,93,53,58,865) vaccine doses have been provided to States, UTs so far through Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category. More than 12.75 crores (12,75,03,205) balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States, UTs to be administered," as per the Health Ministry.

Furthermore, the Centre is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of Covid-19 vaccination across the country.

The Health Ministry of India on June 9 warned States and Union Territories not to let their guard down in the wake of a recent rise in Covid-19 cases across the country.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked States/UTs on Thursday to increase RT-PCR testing, surveillance, clinical management, vaccination, Covid-19 protocols, and adopt timely precautionary measures.

He also advised the government to follow a 'five-fold Strategy'.

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-PTC News

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