New Delhi: India recorded 91,702 new COVID-19 cases and 3,403 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Friday (June 11, 2021).
India's total coronavirus caseload has now increased to 2,92,74,823, of which, 3,63,079 have succumbed to the virus, while 11,21,671 are active cases.
India reports 91,702 #COVID19 cases, 1,34,580 discharges & 3,403 deaths in last 24 hrs, as per Health Ministry
Total cases: 2,92,74,823
Total discharges: 2,77,90,073
Death toll: 3,63,079
Active cases: 11,21,671
Total vaccination: 24,60,85,649 pic.twitter.com/0wrWOFIe29
— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2021
Also, 20,44,131 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 37,42,42,384.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.49 percent. It has been less than 10 percent for the 18th consecutive day, the ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate has also declined to 5.14 percent.
Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 29th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,77,90,073, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.24 percent, the data stated.
Meanwhile, Doctors from AIIMS and members from the national task force on COVID-19, have recommended that there is no need to vaccinate people who had documented COVID-19 infection and underlined that mass, indiscriminate, and incomplete vaccination can also trigger the emergence of mutant strains.
A Joint Task Force of eminent public health experts of India was constituted by the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA) and the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) in April 2020 to advise the Government of India for containment of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, news agency ANI reported.
(With Agency inputs)