India reported 91,702 new COVID-19 cases and 3,403 new deaths today. The country vaccinated 32,74,672 in the last 24 hours, taking the total vaccination to 2,46,085,649.
India’s test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continues to decline. It stands at 4.48 per cent, the fourth straight day that it is below the 5 per cent-mark.
Tamilnadu reported 16,813 infections, followed by Kerala (14,424) Maharashtra (12,207) and Karnataka (11,042).
The Karnataka government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown in the state by a week, till June 21, while relaxing some curbs in districts with positivity rates under 15 per cent.
Tamilnadu 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.