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India COVID-19 tally rises to 29,700,313

2021 Jun 17, 11:52, NEW DELHI
A health worker collects a swab sample from a laborer to test for COVID-19 at a construction site in New Delhi, India, Thursday, June 10, 2021. India’s economy was on the cusp of recovery from the first pandemic shock when a new wave of infections swept the country, infecting millions, killing hundreds of thousands and forcing many people to stay home. Cases are now tapering off, but prospects for many Indians are drastically worse as salaried jobs vanish, incomes shrink and inequality is rising. Photo: AP

India's COVID-19 tally rose to 29,700,313 on Thursday, with 67,208 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.

Meanwhile, 2,330 more patients died since Wednesday morning, taking the death toll to 381,903.

This was the 10th consecutive day when less than 100,000 cases were registered across the country, after peaking to over 400,000 for several days in April and May.

There are currently 826,740 active cases, a decrease of 38,692 compared to the previous day.

A total of 28,491,670 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals across the country, with 103,570 of them discharged since Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, all shops and restaurants have been allowed to reopen with up to 50 percent sitting capacity in Delhi from Monday amid falling case numbers. Schools, colleges and other educational institutions, as well as swimming pools, gymnasiums, among others, however, remained shut.

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