62,480 COVID infections, 1,587 deaths reported in 24 hours in India

A Crematorium in Simapuri, Delhi.

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India recorded 62,480 COVID cases and 1,587 fatalities due to the virus, lowest in the last two months, according to data released by the country’s Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

This is for the first time in last two months that the death tally has come down below the mark of 2,000, the 11th consecutive day when India reported less than one lakh COVID infections.

On June 15, India recorded 60,461 cases, lowest since March 29. The overall tally of the COVID infections in the country now stands at 2,97,62,793.

The active cases have come down below 10 lakh. The country has 7,98,656 active cases presently and has witnessed 3,83,490 deaths so far.

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 88,877 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,85,80,647 till date.

The Ministry said that a total of 26,89,60,399 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 32,59,003 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 38,71,67,696 samples have been tested up to June 17 for COVID.


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