India reports lowest COVID-19 cases in about 77 days with 2,726 fatalities

According to Ministry of Health, India registered 60,471 new COVID-19 cases, which is the fewest in about 77 days on 15th June. 2,726 patients have lost their lives to the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

Currently, the active cases are 9,13,378 in the country. The recovery rate stands at 95.64 percent with 1,17,525 discharges in a day. The active cases have reduced by 59,780.

Around 66 percent of the new coronavirus cases were reported in five following states since yesterday. Tamil Nadu with 12,772 cases registering 21.12 percent of the new cases, Maharashtra with 8,128 cases, Kerala with 7,719 cases, Karnataka with 6,835 cases and Andhra Pradesh with 4,549 cases. Maximum deaths were reported in Maharashtra (1,592) followed by Tamil Nadu (254).

As reported by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India has administered 39,27,154 vaccine doses in total in last 24 hours. The total tally of administered doses now stands at 25,90,44,072. Since yesterday, 17,51,358 samples have been tested.

In addition, people infected with the Delta variant, which was first detected in India are more than twice as likely to end up in the hospital as compared to the Alpha variant identified in the UK last year.

As per researchers, the Pfizer Inc. and AstraZeneca Plc vaccines have proved to protect against delta.

After a large scale US study, Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective against the variants.

The company stated that the jab demonstrated 100 percent protection against moderate and severe disease with 90.4 percent efficacy overall.

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