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

A health worker collects a swab sample for the Covid test

As many as 189,232 patients have been cured/discharged from the hospitals, while and 2,677 succumbed deaths in the last 24 hours, Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Ontario is reporting 663 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the fewest number of new infections since last October.

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.

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. After battling a brutal second wave for weeks, fresh Covid cases came down below the three lakh-mark for the first time on May 17 after touching record high of 4,14,188 on May 7. 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%.

Ontario has administered 9,992,575 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to date, the province's health minister says. Also, 20,36,311 tests were conducted on June 5 taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 36,47,46,522, while the daily positivity has further declined to 5.62%.

Another 10 virus-related deaths were confirmed today, bringing Ontario's COVID-19 death toll to 8,854. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,67,95,549, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.19 per cent, the data stated.

Total fatalities hit 344,082 since the start of the pandemic in the country.

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