Coronavirus Live Updates: India Reports 84,332 New Cases, 4,002 Deaths

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India’s test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) is on the decline. It stood at 4.48 per cent, below the 5 per cent-mark for the fourth straight day Friday.

Coronavirus Live Updates: India Reports 84,332 New Cases, 4,002 Deaths

The country vaccinated 32,74,672 in 24 hours Friday (File)



New Delhi:

India on Saturday morning reported 84,332 new COVID-19 cases, lowest in 70 days, and 4,002 deaths in the last 24 hours. As per the latest health ministry update, 24,96,00,304 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, with 34,33,763 taking the jab in the last 24 hours. The total active cases have dropped by 40,981 and now stands at 10,80,690.

The country saw 1,21,311 recoveries during past one-day period with 2,79,11,384 people having recovered in total.

India’s test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) is on the decline. It stood at 4.48 per cent, below the 5 per cent-mark for the fourth straight day Friday.

Tamil Nadu is among the bottom five states in terms of vaccinating its population against coronavirus. So far, the state has inoculated only nine per cent of its seven-crore population with the first dose of the vaccine. This has put the state right at the bottom of the list of states with low vaccination percentage along with UP, Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand.

Here are the updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:




















Jun 12, 2021 09:44 (IST)










Jun 12, 2021 09:12 (IST)
No Need To Panic Over Dose Interval of Covishield, Says Centre

The government Friday said there is no need to panic on the need for an immediate change in the dosage interval of Covishield vaccine, underlining that reducing the time gap requires proper scientific study in the Indian scenario.
In the context of some media reports quoting recent studies that it would be better to shorten the gap between two doses of Covishield vaccine, in light of the variants in circulation, Dr V K Paul, member (Health) at NITI Aayog, said there is a need to balance such concerns. (Read full story here)










Jun 12, 2021 07:35 (IST)










Jun 12, 2021 06:39 (IST)
Over 6.5 Lakh Vaccinated Against Covid In Jammu
The COVID positivity rate has dropped to 1.6 per cent, while recovery rate has crossed 92 per cent in Jammu district, said Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg on Friday, reported news agency ANI.

During the weekly press briefing, the Deputy Commissioner said that recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases and the decreasing trend in positive cases continues. “As recovery rate is better than rate of new active cases, the bed occupancy has also reduced.”










Jun 12, 2021 06:15 (IST)
356 Cases Of Black Fungus In Uttarakhand
Dehradun reported 21 new cases of Black Fungus and six deaths on July 10, informed the state Health Department, reported news agency ANI.

With this, the total number of Black Fungus patients in Dehradun district has gone up to 319, while the cumulative black fungus cases in Uttarakhand now stand at 356 with 56 deaths.

At least 220 patients are undergoing treatment at AIIMS, Rishikesh. So far 31 patients with Black Fungus infections have recovered.












Jun 12, 2021 06:03 (IST)
China Brands Covid Lab-Leak Theory As Absurd, US Urges Transparency
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed the need for cooperation and transparency over the origins of COVID-19 in a call with Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Friday and raised other contentious topics.


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