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India sees steep rise in Covid-19 infections, 38 deaths in a single

With the increase in Covid-19 cases, 38 casualties have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that, on Thursday, June 23, the country reported 13,313 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours against 12,249 cases the previous day. According to the Ministry, the number of people who recovered from the infection is 10,972, taking the total recovery rate to 98.6 percent and the total number to 4,27,36,027. 

The total coronavirus cases have mounted to 4,33,44,958, and the death toll remains at 5,24,941. The daily positivity rate stands at 2.03%, while the weekly positivity rate stands at 2.81 percent, according to the Union Health Minister. Active cases in the country now stand at 83,990 at the rate of 0.19 percent from the early numbers of 81,687. 

Amid the concerns over the fourth coronavirus wave and increasing Covid-19 cases, the country’s Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will conduct a meeting with a group of experts today. Earlier, Mansukh Mandaviya, with health Ministers and other senior officials of States and UTs, chaired a meeting via video conferencing on June 13. In the meeting, he evaluated the vaccination exercise HarGharDastak 2.0 campaign. However, the Union Health Minister stressed that at this point, it is essential to be cautious and to follow the Covid-19 protocols such as wearing masks, maintaining physical distance to prevent infection, and many more. 

Covid-19 cases had surpassed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 2020. It crossed 30 lakh on August 23, 2020. 40 lakh on September 5, 2020, 50 lakh on September 16, 2020, 60 lakh on September 28, 2020, 70 lakh on October 11, 2020, surpassed 80 lakh on October 29, 2020, 90 lakh on November 20, 2020, and crossed the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020. It reached the milestone on May 4, 2021, three crores on June 23, and this year it reached four crores on January 25, 2022.

 

By TIS Staffer
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