With 86,498 new Covid cases, India's daily count is under 1 lakh after 63 days

Daily positivity rate dropped to 4.62 per cent

With 86,498 new Covid cases, India's daily count is under 1 lakh after 63 days

Covid count in India dips below one lakh after over two months , PTI/File

New Delhi, June 8

India reported less than one lakh new coronavirus infections after a gap of 63 days, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 4.62 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.  

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A single day rise of 86,498 cases were registered, the lowest in 66 days, taking the total tally of Covid cases to 2,89,96,473. The death toll climbed to 3,51,309 with 2,123 daily deaths, the lowest in around 47 days, the data updated at 8 am showed.   

A total of 81,466 new cases were recorded in a span of 24 hours on April 2.

Also, 18,73,485 tests were conducted on Monday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid in the country to 36,82,07,596. 

The daily positivity rate has dropped to 4.62 per cent . It has been less than 10 per cent for 15 consecutive days, the ministry said.  

The weekly positivity rate has declined to 5.94 per cent. The active cases reduced to 13,03,702 comprising 4.50 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has improved to 94.29 per cent.   

A net decline of  97,907 cases has been recorded in the Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

There has been a continued and sharp decline in daily new coronavirus cases in the country, the government said in a press briefing on Tuesday but stressed on following Covid-19-appropriate behaviour to avert any future wave.

In a joint press briefing on the pandemic situation, Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said almost 79 per cent decline in daily new Covid-19 cases has been noted since the peak on May 7.

There has been a continued and sharp decline in daily new cases, he said on the second wave of Covid-19.

He said India has reported 20,822 coronavirus cases and 252 deaths per million population, which is among the lowest in the world.

The government also stressed the need to follow Covid-19-appropriate behaviour till the population is vaccinated to avert any future wave. — PTI

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