Coronavirus Lockdown and Curfew Extension Highlights, Covid-19 Cases and Deaths in India Highlights: India reported below 3 lakh new coronavirus infections for a sixth consecutive day. The country saw 2,57,299 new COVID-19 cases and 4,194 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry’s data released on Saturday. With the fresh cases, India’s Covid-19 tally increased to 2,62,89,290. Overall positivity rate has continued its downward journey; it has dropped to 12.45%. As many as 303 districts have witnessed a drop in positivity rate, compared to 210 districts in the previous week, which suggests that the worst of the second Covid-19 wave may be over. Active caseload also dropped to 29,23,400 and now comprises 11.12% of India’s total caseload. The National COVID-19 recovery rate also improved to 87.76%. However, the number of fatalities remains above 4,000. The country has so far seen over 80,000 deaths in May, which is the highest for any month since the pandemic has struck the nation,
In the meantime, India has crossed the 19-crore milestone in cumulative vaccination coverage. Out of which 10 states account for over 66%. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan top the list in vaccine coverage, according to Union Health Ministry data.
As the world’s second-most populous nation tries to find a way out of the second wave of coronavirus infections, here are the latest, confirmed updates on Covid-19 from India and around the globe: