India records 53,256 new COVID cases, lowest in 88 days
- India recorded 53,256 new COVID-19 cases and 1,422 deaths on Sunday
- Currently, there are 7,02,887 active cases in the country
- 78,190 patients were discharged on Sunday
India recorded 53,256 new COVID-19 cases and 1,422 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry's data released on Monday showed. The country's infection tally now stands at 2,99,35,221 and the death toll at 3,88,135.
As many as 39,24,07,782 samples have been tested for the novel coronavirus till June 20, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) showed. Of these, 13,88,699 were tested on Sunday. India started its mass COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 and as per the latest count, 28,00,36,898 have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
The Ministry of Health said on Sunday that the Recovery Rate has increased to 96.27%. The weekly Positivity Rate remained below 5%, currently at 3.43%.