India sees lowest daily Covid cases in 2 months
Published: 11:45 AM, 6 June 2021
India registered 1.14 lakh fresh coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, taking the country’s total infections to over 2.88 crore, which is the lowest spike of daily cases in two months.
With 2,677 new deaths, the country's total fatalities now stand at 3.46 lakh, according to the health ministry.
Meanwhile, India's active caseload dropped to 14.77 lakh, with 1.89 lakh people recovering from the infection in the last 24 hours. The daily recoveries in the country have been outnumbering the daily cases for the 24th consecutive day now.
About 20 lakh tests were conducted on Saturday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far to 36,47,46,522, while the daily positivity has further declined to 5.62 percent. It has been less than 10 percent for 13 consecutive days, the ministry said.
With the addition of 13,659 coronavirus cases, the infection count in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, has risen to over 58.19 lakh. The recovery rate in the state reached 95.01 percent while the case fatality rate dropped to 1.71 percent.
After Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh have the highest number of infections.
The government in Tamil Nadu has extended the COVID-19 lockdown for another week with two sets of relaxations for 11 hotspot districts and the rest of the state. The lockdown, set to end on Monday, will now be in place till June 14.
Meanwhile in Delhi - which reported 414 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest since March 15 - Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that markets and shopping malls in the city will be allowed to open on an odd-even basis, similar to the strategy employed to beat air pollution in the national capital.
More than 23 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far in India under the mega inoculation plan. However, states continue to face shortage of the two vaccines currently being used.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.