Over 17K COVID Cases In Last 24 Hours; Active Caseload Stands At 88,284

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New Delhi: India has reported a significant spike in the cases of coronavirus infection as it reported 17,336 new cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours as compared to the 13,313 total cases recorded on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry informed.

With the latest surge in infection, India’s active caseload stood at 88,284 at the rate of 0.20%, which was 83,990 at the rate of 01.19 per cent a day before.

According to the Ministry, the country also witnessed as many as 13,029 recoveries from the disease in the last 24 hours, thus taking the toll of total recoveries to 4,27,49,056 at the rate of 98.59%.

The country’s daily positivity rate stands at 4.32%, whereas its weekly positivity rate is reported as 3.07%.

As per the Health Ministry, a total of 85.98 crore tests have been conducted in the country so far, of which 4,01,649 were conducted in the last 24 hours alone.

The Ministry also reported that as many as 196.77 crores of covid-19 vaccine have been administrated to the states and Union Territories in India, under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive of the Union Government.

Amid the recent surge reported in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Health Ministry of India on June 9 urged States and Union Territories not to lower their guards and strictly maintain the COVID appropriate behaviour. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan also wrote a letter to States/UTs and directed them to ramp up RT-PCR testing, surveillance, clinical management, vaccination, COVID-19 protocols, and take timely pre-emptive actions. Bhushan also advised the government to follow a ‘five-fold Strategy’.

In view of an upsurge in COVID-19 cases in India, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday reviewed the COVID-19 and vaccination situation in the country.

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