India reports 92,596 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs

Ruben Hill
June 10, 2021

A Division Bench of the Patna High Court had in May slammed the Bihar government and expressed concern over inconsistencies in the toll in Buxar district, presented by two top government officials in two separate affidavits. According to Bihar's health department, as many as 3,951 deaths were added to the toll after verification. This pushed the number to 9,429.

Meanwhile, India recorded the highest single-day COVID-19 fatalities with 6,148 new deaths in the last 24 hours, as Bihar revised its COVID fatality numbers over the past month, after an audit.

The number stood at 2,123 on Tuesday. The latest addition of cases took the total caseload in the country to 2,90,89,069 while the death toll in the country rose up to 3,53,528 after the country reported 2,219 fatalities during the same span of time. Thursday was the third consecutive day when India recorded less than 1 lakh cases.

Follow today's live updates on the Covid-19 crisis here. Of these 20,04,690 samples were tested on Wednesday.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 37,21,98,253 samples have been tested up to June 9 for Covid-19.

"While on one side testing has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed". These doses will be delivered between August and December 2021, the Union health ministry said.

According to Union Health Ministry, the weekly positivity rate now stands at 5.66 per cent, the daily positivity rate has dropped to 4.66 per cent, less than 10 per cent for 16th consecutive days.

He also stated that it is a piece of misinformation that subsequent waves of the COVID-19 pandemic are going to cause severe illness in children. The Health Ministry said that a total of 23,90,58,360 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 27,76,096 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

The Ministry of Finance on Wednesday proposed carrying out round-the-clock Covid-19 vaccination to achieve herd immunity against the infection so that the country can regain its economic growth momentum.

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