Coronavirus update: Daily cases rise for two consecutive days, deaths decline

New Delhi: After declining steadily, daily Covid-19 cases were reported to be on rise for second consecutive day on Thursday with the country logging in over 1.34 infections in the preceding 24-hour, as per health Ministry’s 8 am update. However, in a major relief, the fatality dropped below 3,000 for the second time in the week. 

India has reported 1,34,154 new infections reported in 24 hours and 2,887 more people succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

India’s overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,84,41,986 with 17,13,413 active cases and 3,37,989 deaths so far.

On June 1, India reported 1,27,510 cases lowest since April 8. On April 8, India had recorded 1,31,968 cases while on April 7, the country witnessed 1,26,789 fresh cases.

After cases dropped in many metro cities including Delhi and Maharashtra, restrictions are being eased even as state government has cautioned against the possible third of novel coronavirus. 

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 2,11,499 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,63,90,584 Covid cases till date.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 22,10,43,693 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 24,26,265 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 35,37,82,648 samples have been tested up to June 2 for Covid-19. Of these 21,59,873 samples were tested on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 171.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.68 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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