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Ontario reports 663 COVID cases, lowest in seven months

Ontario reports 663 COVID cases, lowest in seven months”

During the same time span, 2,677 more people succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

A total of 3,44,082 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported so far in the country including 98,771 from Maharashtra, 30,895 from Karnataka, 26,128 from Tamil Nadu, 24,497 from Delhi, 21,031 from Uttar Pradesh, 16,034 from West Bengal, 14,927 from Punjab and 13,162 from Chhattisgarh.

In a sign of improvement in the Covid-19 situation, India has been reporting below 2 lakh Coronavirus cases for the past few weeks. The country had reported 1,15,736 new cases of COVID-19 on April 6. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 36,11,74,142 samples have been tested up to June 4 for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for 23 successive days, as India witnessed 1,97,894 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.

For the second time this week, Ontario's daily COVID-19 case count hit its lowest level in more than seven months.

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The daily positivity rate stands further dips to 5.78 per cent, remaining below the 10 per cent-mark for 12 consecutive days, while the weekly positivity rate stands at 6.89 per cent.

India registered 1,20,529 COVID-19 cases which took the total cases in the country to 2,86,94,879.

Ontario says 158,393 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered since Saturday's report for a total of almost 10 million doses. Of these 20,84,421 samples were tested on Friday.

There were three new deaths reported Saturday, bringing the toll to 577.



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