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India's active Covid caseload dips to 8,26,740; lowest after 71 days IndiaFightsCorona
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India's active Covid caseload dips to 8,26,740; lowest after 71 days

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Jun 2021, 09:25 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: India continues to report a sustained slide in the daily new COVID-19 cases with 67,208 fresh infections in the last 24 hours.

Less than 1 lakh daily new cases have been reported for 10 continuous days now.

"This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs," a government statement said.

India has also been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload. The country’s active caseload on Thursday stands at 8,26,740. This is lowest decline in active cases after 71 days.

A net decline of 38,692is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 2.78% of the country's total positive cases.

As more people are getting recovered from COVID-19 infection, India’s daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for 35 consecutive days now. 1,03,570 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours, the Centre informed on Thursday.

Over 36 thousand more recoveries were reported during the last 24 hours as compared to the daily new cases.

Meanwhile, more than 27.28 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states/UTs so far, through Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category, the Centre stated.

Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 25,10,03,417 doses (as per data available at 8 AM Thursday).