India reports 60,753 fresh Covid cases, 1,647 deaths
New Delhi, June 19: India reported 60,753 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall coronavirus tally to 2,98,23,546, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday morning.
As many as 1,647 people succumbed to Covid-19 taking the death toll to 3,85,137.
Menwahile, the daily recoveries continue to outnumber the fresh infections for the 37th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 2,86,78,390, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.29 per cent.
Cumulatively, 27,23,88,783 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
A total of 19,02,009 tests were conducted on Friday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 38,92,07,637.
Since 7 May, we have witnessed a continuous decline. On 25 May, the daily cases went below the 200,000-mark. On 7 June, the cases were around 100,000 and if you analyse the data of Friday, 62,480 new cases were seen.
This means there is a decline of almost 85% since the highest reported peak in new cases. For the past 12 days, the daily cases have remained below the 1,00,000-mark.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 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 one-crore mark on December 19 last year.
The tally crossed the 2-crore marck on May 4.