India logs 80,834 new COVID-19 cases, 3,303 deaths

India on Sunday reported 80,834 new COVID-19 cases as 3,303 more patients succumbed to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said. The country recorded its lowest daily case in the last 71 days.

India’s overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,94,39,989 with 3,70,384 deaths so far.

The daily positivity rate is at 4.25%, less than 10% for 20 consecutive days. The recovery rate increases to 95.26%

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 1,32,062 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, with 2,80,43,446 being cured of Covid till date.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 25,31,95,048 people have been vaccinated so far in the country.

Last month, India crossed a grim milestone of three-lakh deaths due to the coronavirus infections, thus becoming the world’s third country after the US and Brazil to cross three-lakh deaths.

After battling a brutal second wave for weeks, fresh Covid cases came down below the three lakh mark for the first time on May 17 after touching record high of 4,14,188 on May 7.

(With IANS inputs)

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