Coronavirus live updates: India reports 62,480 new cases and 1,587 deaths

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A beneficiary responds on Wednesday June 16, 2021 while receiving a Covid-19 vaccine for students traveling abroad for education and work at a facility in Navi Mumbai. (PTI photo)

Live updates on the coronavirus: India reported 62,480 new Covid-19 infections and 1,587 deaths in the past 24 hours on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health.

The total number of cases in the country stands at 29,762,793 and the death toll stands at 383,490. The daily recoveries exceeded the daily number of new cases for the 36th day in a row. The daily test positivity rate – positive cases identified for every 100 tests – continued to decline. It was 3.24 percent – below 5 percent for the eleventh day in a row.

It is very unlikely that a future wave of Covid-19 infections will disproportionately affect children aged two and over, according to a Sero survey by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), New Delhi.

States have eased restrictions and are opening up their economies, but a survey shows that nearly 70 percent of consumers are unlikely to visit malls or restaurants for the next two months.

World Coronavirus Update: The Japanese government and the Olympic organizers are taking final steps to set a limit of 10,000 spectators for the Tokyo Games, the newspaper Yomiuri reports, citing several unidentified officials.

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