India’s Covid-19 death toll reaches 335,102
Hindu priests wait next to over 560 unclaimed clay urns containing ashes of people who died due to Covid-19 coronavirus on the banks of river Cauvery before a mass immersion ritual organised by the government of Karnataka, in Belakavadi Village in Mandya District situated about 125 Km from Bangalore on June 2, 2021. (Photo by MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP via Getty Images)
INDIA on Wednesday (2) reported a daily rise in new coronavirus infections of 132,788 cases over the past 24 hours, while deaths rose by 3,207.
The South Asian nation’s tally of infections now stands at 28.3 million, while the death toll has reached 335,102, health ministry data showed. The daily positivity rate has further dropped to 6.57 per cent.
Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 20th consecutive day.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 26,179,085, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.18 per cent, the data stated.
The active cases were also recorded below two million for the second consecutive day, the ministry said.
As many as 2,019,773 tests were conducted on Tuesday (1) taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far in the country to 350,057,330.
The weekly positivity rate has declined to 8.21 per cent.The active cases have reduced to 1,793,645 comprising 6.34 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 92.48 per cent.
A net decline of 101,875 cases has been recorded in the Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The most number of fatalities are from Maharashtra (854), Tamil Nadu (490), Karnataka (464), Kerala (194), Uttar Pradesh (175), West Bengal (137) and Andhra Pradesh (104).
The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.