For third day, fresh cases records below 100,000, with 6148 new covid deaths
According to figures issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Thursday morning, the death toll from the coronavirus illness (Covid-19) in India climbed by 6148 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 359,676. In India, this is the most number of people who have died as a result of the Covid-19 epidemic in one day.
The number of new cases decreased below 100,000 for the third day in a row, with 94,052 people testing positive during that time period. This is, however, the second consecutive increase in new cases, albeit a minor one. According to the data, India's total Covid-19 infection count has increased to 29,183,121 in just one day.
The massive increase in daily mortality could be ascribed to the Bihar government's altered data. Bihar first reported 20 fresh deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 5,478. Later, a backlog of 3,951 deaths was added, bringing the total number of deaths to 9429.
According to the latest figures released on Thursday, 151,367 additional people have recovered from the sickness, bringing the total number of cases to 27,655,493, with a recovery rate of 94.76 per cent. Active cases have dropped to 1,167,952, a decrease of 63,463 instances, and now account for 4% of all positive cases.
On Thursday, the government-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reported that 2,004,690 samples were tested for Covid-19 on June 9, compared to 1,985,967 on June 8. According to the ICMR, a total of 372,198253 samples have been tested for the illness.
The Union health ministry recorded 86,498 new infections in the previous 24 hours on June 8, the first time the country's Covid-19 tally had seen an increase of less than 100,000 new cases in a single day since April 6. The number of new cases increased slightly the next day, to 92,596. On the two days, there were 2219 and 2123 daily fatalities, respectively.
After the United States, India has the second-highest total Covid-19 instances in the world. It ranks third in terms of linked deaths, after the United States and Brazil, respectively.