India Reports World's Highest Daily COVID Deaths After Bihar Revises Numbers

  • India Reports World's Highest Daily COVID Deaths After Bihar Revises Numbers

India Reports World's Highest Daily COVID Deaths After Bihar Revises Numbers

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. This is the highest daily death tally since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. This pushed the number to 9,429.

Following a recent direction by the Patna High Court, the Bihar government recounted its COVID-19 toll, which has jumped by a whopping 72.84%. The latest addition of cases took the total caseload in the country to 2,90,89,069 while the death toll in the country rose up to 3,53,528 after the country reported 2,219 fatalities during the same span of time.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,76,55,493, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.23 per cent, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 37,01,93,563 samples have been tested up to June 8 for Covid-19. Of these 19,85,967 samples were tested on Tuesday.

"While on one side testing has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed". It has been less than 10 per cent for 17 consecutive days, the ministry said. In addition, the weekly positivity rate now stands at 5.66 per cent and the daily positivity rate is at 4.66 per cent, less than 10 per cent for 16 consecutive days, as per the data. It recommended avoiding the use of remdesivir and advised health professionals to make rational use of CT scans.

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 1,62,664 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,75,04,126 till date.

"A total of 24,27,26,693 vaccine doses have been administered through 33,82,775 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today", the ministry said.

A total of 3,59,676 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,01,833 from Maharashtra, 32,291 from Karnataka, 28,170 from Tamil Nadu, 24,704 from Delhi, 21,516 from Uttar Pradesh, 16,555 from West Bengal, 15,293 from Punjab and 13,271 from Chhattisgarh.

So far, the world has reported more than 175 million Covid-19 cases since the pandemic broke with 3,776,238 deaths.