India sees 3,207 fatalities, over 1.32 lakh fresh cases...

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India sees 3,207 fatalities, over 1.32 lakh fresh cases

 International Desk

 Published: 01:00 PM, 2 June 2021  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The COVID-19 death toll in India climbed to 3,35,102 with 3,207 fresh fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The South Asian nation reported 1,32,788 new coronavirus infections taking the country’s tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,83,07,832, while the daily positivity rate has further dropped to 6.57 percent. 

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 20th consecutive days. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,61,79,085, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.18 percent, the data stated. 

The active cases were recorded below 20 lakh for the second consecutive day, the data updated at 8:00 am showed.

Also, 20,19,773 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 35,00,57,330, while the daily positivity was recorded at 6.57 percent. It has been less than 10 percent for nine consecutive days, the ministry said.

The weekly positivity rate has declined to 8.21 percent. The active cases have reduced to 17,93,645 comprising 6.34 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 92.48 percent.

A net decline of 1,01,875 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

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.