India reports over 1.32 lakh COVID infections, 2,713 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India logged 1,32,364 COVID infections and  2,713 people succumbed to the pandemic, the country’s Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

On June 1, India reported 1,27,510 cases lowest since April 8. On April 8, India had recorded 1,31,968 cases while on April 7, the country witnessed 1,26,789 fresh cases.

Tamil Nadu was the largest contributor with almost 25,000 cases while in the metros the count in the last 24 hours was 487 in Delhi, 961 Mumbai, 3,533 in Bengaluru, 976 in Kolkata and 2,062 in Chennai.

India’s overall tally now stands at 2,85,74,350 with 16,35,993 active cases and 3,40,702 deaths so far.

Over the last few days, India’s fresh cases have maintained a over a lakh infections every 24 hours, while the deaths have also remained below the 3-lakh mark. After battling a brutal second wave for weeks, fresh Covid cases came down below the three lakh-mark for the first time on May 17 after touching record high of 4,14,188 on May 7.

In the last three weeks, India has recorded over 80,000 deaths. India registered record fatalities due to Covid on May 21 with 4,529 deaths — the highest from Covid infection in any country in a day since the coronavirus outbreak was reported in China’s Wuhan in December 2019. It surpassed 4,468 deaths in the US on January 12, and earlier 4,211 in Brazil on April 6.

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 2,07,071 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,65,97,655 Covid cases till date.

The Ministry said that a total of 22,41,09,448 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 28,75,286 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 35,74,33,846 samples have been tested up to June 3. Of these 20,75,428 samples were tested on Thursday.


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