India to ease lockdown rules as Covid-19 case numbers decline

A health worker collects a swab sample from a factory worker for the Covid-19 test

The active cases have reduced to 14,77,799 comprising 5.13% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 93.67%.

Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in India Today, Covid-19 Vaccine Highlights: India reported 1,14,460 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest daily surge in 60 days, and 2,677 deaths (the lowest in 42 days) in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry data on Sunday.

India had reported 1,20,529 cases, lowest since April 8.

There are 115 new cases in Toronto, 112 in Peel, 59 in Niagara, 47 in York Region, 40 in Ottawa, 33 in Hamilton, and 31 in Halton.

In closely watched indicators, the seven-day rolling average per 100,000 population was 31.9, the per cent positivity of testing was 3.5 and the reproductive number was 0.86.

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Coronavirus live updates: India's tally of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases has reached 28,808,372, and the death toll stands at 346,784.

As many as 364,746,522 samples have been tested in the country up to June 5 including 2,036,311 samples tested on Saturday, the Indian Council of Medical Research informed.

While the country has ramped up its vaccination drive in the past few weeks after a slow start, a majority of its 1.3 billion people are expected to remain unvaccinated by the time a potential third wave hits.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. It has been less than 10% for 13 consecutive days, the ministry said.

OPH reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, a drop from the 55 new cases reported Friday, for a total of 27,265 cases during the pandemic.

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