India's COVID-19 tally rises to 29,881,965

(Xinhua) 13:13, June 20, 2021

NEW DELHI, June 20 (Xinhua) -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 29,881,965 on Sunday, with as many as 58,419 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.

Less than 60,000 daily cases were reported in a day after 81 days, added the federal health ministry.

Besides, 1,576 COVID-19 deaths since Saturday morning took the death toll to 386,713.

This was the 13th consecutive day when less than 100,000 cases were registered across the country, after peaking to over 400,000 for several days in April-May which was dubbed as the pandemic's second wave.

Still there are 729,243 active cases, after a decrease of 30,776 active cases during the past 24 hours. The country's active caseload is the lowest in nearly 80 days.

A total of 28,766,009 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals across the country, with 87,619 of them discharged since Saturday morning.

Delhi, which has been one of the worst-hit COVID-19 hotspots in India since last year, witnessed as many as 135 new pandemic cases and seven deaths through Saturday.

Meanwhile, all shops, and restaurants with 50 percent sitting capacity, have been allowed to open in Delhi with effect from Monday, as the number of pandemic cases and deaths per day have fallen steeply in the past couple of weeks. Schools, colleges, other educational institutions, swimming pools, gymnasiums, etc., however, continue to remain shut.

(Web editor: Meng Bin, Bianji)


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