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62k new Covid cases, 2,500 deaths in 24 hrs, active cases under 9 lakh

Jun 16, 2021 10:20 IST | By Editorji News Desk

India reported 62,224 new cases of the coronavirus and 2,542 related fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry dashboard on Wednesday morning. The spike took the country's caseload to 2.96 crore and death toll to 3.79 lakh.

This is the ninth consecutive day that the daily cases remained below the 1 lakh-mark. The active cases have come down to 8.6 lakh and now constitute 3 per cent of the caseload.

The daily positivity rate has further dropped to 3.22 per cent. It for the ninth straight day that India is seeing a positivity rate below 5 per cent.

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