According to the Union health ministry’s updated data on Friday, recoveries are closing in on the 27 million mark while active cases have dipped further to 1,635,993.
India recorded 132,364 cases of the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide infection tally to 28,574,350, according to the data from the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW), updated at 8am on Friday. Also, in the same period, 2713 people succumbed to Covid-19, taking the related death toll to 340,702, the data showed.
This is for the first time after two days that India saw a marginal fall in its daily new cases of the viral disease. Since logging 127,510 fresh infections in the 24-hour period leading to June 1 — the lowest single-day rise in more than two months — the country reported 132,788 and 134,154 cases, respectively, in the next two days.
According to Friday’s data, the national recovery rate has further improved to 93.80% after 207,071 people were discharged in the preceding 24 hours, taking total recovered cases to 26,597,655. Active cases have fallen to 1,635,993, a decline of 77,420 infections from the previous 24-hour bulletin and constitute 5.72% of the national caseload.
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