Covid-19 India Updates: New Infections Fall To Lowest In Nearly Eight Weeks

A worker wearing a protective mask carries vegetables at a wholesale market during a lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg).

Covid-19 India Updates: New Infections Fall To Lowest In Nearly Eight Weeks

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India added the fewest coronavirus cases in nearly eight weeks, offering a breather to the nation’s healthcare system struggling with a shortage of critical infrastructure and vaccines.

Nearly 1.32 lakh people tested positive for the deadly pathogen in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on June 4. Recoveries during the same period remained significantly higher at 2.07 lakh, taking active infections below 17 lakh in the world’s second-most infected nation.

Daily fatality rate, too, dropped below 3,000 for the third time this week. 2,713 patients succumbed to the illness, taking the total Covid-19 related death toll near 3.40 lakh.

Key Figures

  • Total confirmed cases: 2,85,74,350

  • Active cases: 16,35,993

  • Total patients cured/discharged: 2,65,97,655

  • Total deaths: 3,40,702

  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 1,32,364

  • One-day recoveries: 2,07,071

  • One-day deaths: 2,713

  • Total vaccination shots administered: 22,41,09,448

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