India reports 17,336 new cases, biggest jump since Feb 20
New Delhi, Jun 24: India on Friday logged 17,336 new Covid-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 4,33,62,294, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The active cases jumped to 88,284 after an increase of 4,294 cases in 24 hours. The nation reported 13 more deaths, taking the toll to 5,24,954.
COVID-19 vaccines prevented over 42 lakh potential deaths in India in 2021, said a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, which based its findings on estimates of "excess" mortalities in the country during the pandemic.
The study estimated the number of deaths that were prevented between December 8, 2020 and December 8, 2021, which reflects the first year in which the vaccines were distributed.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the 1-crore mark on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4, 3 crore on June 23 and 4 crore on January 25 this year.