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Covid: With 70,421 New Cases, India Logs Lowest Daily Rise Since April 1; 3,921 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

The deaths in the seven days constituted half of 25,000 deaths recorded during the last seven days, making the week’s fatalities highest in the three weeks

Covid: With 70,421 New Cases, India Logs Lowest Daily Rise Since April 1; 3,921 Deaths In Last 24 Hours
Covid: Maharashtra has recorded the highest backlog of 8,622 deaths while Bihar accounted for 3,951 during June 7-13. | File photo
Covid: With 70,421 New Cases, India Logs Lowest Daily Rise Since April 1; 3,921 Deaths In Last 24 Hours
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2021-06-14T12:49:08+05:30

After two straight weeks of decline, Covid-19 fatalities reported in India registered a 19 per cent rise in the week ending Sunday, mainly driven up by as many as 12,573 “backlog” deaths added to the toll during this period, the highest for any seven-day span so far. 

The deaths in the seven days constituted half of 25,000 deaths recorded during the last seven days, making the week’s fatalities highest in the three weeks, Times of India reported.

The count of active cases has further declined to 9,73,158 which is 3.30 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.43 per cent.

A net decline of 53,001 cases has been recorded in the Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.

Also, 14,92,152 Covid-19 tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the total number of such examinations in the country so far to 37,96,24,626, it stated, adding that the daily positivity rate was recorded 4.72 per cent.

It has stayed below 10 per cent for 21 consecutive days, the ministry said.

The weekly positivity rate has also reduced and stands at 4.54 per cent.

Recoveries outnumbered daily new cases for the 32nd consecutive day in the country.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 2,81,62,947, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.27 per cent, the data stated.

Cumulatively, 25,48,49,301 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

India's Covid-19 infection tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and one crore on December 19.

India crossed the grim milestone of two crore cases on May 4.

The 3,921 new fatalities include 2,771 from Maharashtra, 267 from Tamil Nadu, 206 from Kerala and 125 from Karnataka.

A total of 3,74,305 deaths have been reported so far in the country. This includes 1,11,104 from Maharashtra, 32,913 from Karnataka, 29,547 from Tamil Nadu, 24,823 from Delhi, 21,786 from Uttar Pradesh, 16,896 from West Bengal,  15,562 from Punjab and 13,317 from Chhattisgarh.

The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

With PTI inputs

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