New Delhi, June 19: India logged 12,899 fresh Covid-19 cases and 15 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Sunday.
The day before, India crossed the 13,000-mark for the first time after more than three months with India reporting 13,216 fresh infections in the last 24 hours. Cumulatively, India's Covid-19 case count has surged to 43,296,692 since March 2020 when the pandemic emerged in the country.
With over 12,000 fresh cases, India's active caseload has jumped to 72,474, accounting for 0.17 percent of the total cases.
The data released by the government also informed that as many as 8,518 recoveries were registered in the past 24 hours, thereby, increasing the total recoveries to 4,26,99,363. The recovery rate stands at 98.62 percent.
The weekly positivity rate is 2.50 percent, and the daily positivity rate is 2.89 percent.
According to preliminary reports as of 7 a.m. today, India's COVID-19 vaccine coverage has surpassed 196.14 crores under the national vaccination programme.
So far, States/UTs have received more than 193.53 crores (1,93,53,58,865) vaccine doses, with over 12.77 crores (12,77,80,635) of balance and unutilized vaccine doses left available.
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'.