India logs 62,480 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 2,97,62,793. The total number of COVID-19 cases in India neared the three crore mark, as per the latest data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MohFW) on Friday.
The country has reported as many as 62,480 fresh COVID-19 cases, 88,977 discharges, and 1,587 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. The new deaths pushed India's Covid-19 death toll to 2,85,80,647, while the total recoveries surged to 2,85,80,647.
A total of 7,98,656 cases are currently active in the country, according to the health ministry.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) today informed that a total of 38,71,67,696 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to June 17. Of these 19,29,476 samples were tested yesterday.
On Thursday, the health ministry had informed that the country's cumulative COVID-19 vaccine coverage has exceeded 26.86 crores.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached more than 26.86 crores (26,86,65,914) as per the 7 pm provisional report yesterday, it said.
A total of 18,94,803 vaccine doses were administered as the first dose and 88,017 vaccine doses given as the second dose in the age group 18-44 years today. Cumulatively, 4,93,56,276 persons across 37 States/UTs have received their first dose and a total of 10,58,514 have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive.