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India adds 70,421 COVID-19 cases, lowest in 74 days; deaths above 3,000 for 5th day

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The active caseload is below 10 lakh, the lowest in two months, as the active cases fell by 53,001, as per the Union Health Ministry.

India adds 70,421 COVID-19 cases, lowest in 74 days; deaths above 3,000 for 5th day
India continues to add less than 1 lakh new COVID-19 cases for the seventh straight day. India has reported 70,421 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest in 74 days, taking the tally to 2,95,10,410. The active caseload is below 10 lakh, the lowest in two months, as the active cases fell by 53,001, as per the Union Health Ministry.
The single-day fatalities remain above 3,000 for the fifth straight day. In the last 24 hours, 3,921 deaths were reported and the toll increased to 3,74,305. The mortality rate rose to 1.27 percent, the highest in two months, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The daily recoveries outnumber the single-day cases. In the last 24 hours, 1,19,501 people have recovered, and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease so far increased to 2,81,62,947. The recovery rate is at 95.43 percent while the positivity rate is at 4.72 percent, the data stated.
The single-day testing was recorded at 14,92,152. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 37,96,24,626 samples have been tested in the country up to June 13.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crores on May 4, 2.50 crore on May 18 and 2.75 crore on May 28.

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