India logs 3,403 COVID-19 deaths, 91,702 new cases of infection in last 24 hours
A health worker administering a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a drive-through vaccination centre set up by the Kolkata Police and the AMRI Hospital, at E.M.Bypass in Kolkata on June 9, 2021.Kuntal Chakrabarty/ IANS

India logs 3,403 COVID-19 deaths, 91,702 new cases of infection in last 24 hours

New Delhi, June 11, 2021

India today logged 3,403 deaths due to COVID-19 and 91,702 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours as the spread of the coronavirus pandemic maintained a decelerating trend across most parts of the country even as the high numbers of fatalities in some states remained a cause of concern.

The 3,403 deaths registered today included 1,522 previously unreported deaths in Maharashtra added to the tally after a reconciliation of the data of the past few days. As a result, Maharashtra, by far the worst-hit state in India, posted a total of 1,915 deaths, including 393 in the last 24 hours. This was the highest ever single-day toll recorded in the state.

Yesterday, the country had added a whopping 6,148 deaths to its COVID-19 toll after an audit and reconciliation of data in Bihar threw up close to 4,000 previously unreported fatalities due to the coronavirus disease.

At 91,702, the number of new cases of infection in the last 24 hours remained below 100,000 for the fourth consecutive day today. India had reported 94,052 fresh cases of infection yesterday.

The number of deaths in a single day had remained below the 3,000-mark for the four previous days before yesterday. The number had fallen below 3,000 on June 1 for the first time after April 28.

The country had registered more than 4,000 deaths in a single day on 13 days in May. The previous high in terms of the number of COVID-19 deaths recorded in India in a single day was 4,529 on May 19. That was also the highest number of deaths reported in a single day in any country in the world.

With the latest data released by the Ministry of Health of Family Welfare (MoHFW) this morning, the death toll so far has climbed to 363,079. The total number of cases of infection till now, since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in India in late January 2020, rose to 29,274,823 today.

Apart from the 1,915 deaths reported from Maharashtra, there were 358 deaths in Tamil Nadu, 194 each in Karnataka and Kerala, 87 in West Bengal, 81 in Uttar Pradesh, 74 in Punjab, 67 in Andhra Pradesh, 51 in Asssam, 44 each in Delhi and Odisha, 34 in Madhya Pradesh and 32 in Haryana. The other states reported less than 30 deaths each in the last 24 hours.

The highest number of new cases in a 24-hour period -- 414,188 -- was reported on May 7.

This is the 33rd consecutive day that the number of new cases has remained below the 400,000-mark and the 25th successive day that it has remained below 300,000. This is the 15th consecutive day that the number of new cases has remained below 200,000 and the fourth straight day that it has stayed below 100,000.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country rose to 27,790,073 today, up 134,580 from yesterday. The recovery rate has improved to 94.92% from 94.76% yesterday.

This is the 29th consecutive day that the number of recoveries has exceeded the number of new cases.

The number of active cases fell by 46,281 to 1,121,671 today. The number of active cases had touched 3,745,237 on May 10, the highest since the pandemic began in India. The active caseload had been continuously rising after February 12 this year, when it had touched its lowest mark of 135,926 in recent months. However, since May 11, there has been a steady downtrend.

Most states are extending the lockdowns imposed to contain the pandemic for some more time in view of the high daily numbers but with more relaxations in the restrictions.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 24,60,85,649 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 32,74,672 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 37,42,42,384 samples have been tested up to June 10 for Covid-19. Of these 20,44,131 samples were tested on Thursday.

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