India reports 62,480 new Covid infections, active cases fall below 8 lakh after 73 days
New Delhi, June 18: India on Friday added 62,480 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, according to a government statement. India has also been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload. The country's Active Caseload today stands at 7,98,656. The Caseload has declined below 8 lakh mark after 73 days.
The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,83,490 with 1,587 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The active cases have declined to 7,98,656 comprising 2.68 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.03 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
A net decline of 28,084 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
A total of 19,29,476 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 38,71,67,696.
The daily positivity rate was recorded 3.24 per cent. It has been less than 5 per cent for 11 consecutive days, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has declined to 3.80 per cent.
Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 36th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,85,80,647, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.29 per cent, the data stated.
Cumulatively, 26,89,60,399 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 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. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.