New Delhi: India on Friday reported a decline of 1,790 fewer cases as compared to Thursday, as the country recorded 1,32,364 new cases in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed on Friday (June 6).
The new cases took the overall infection tally of the country to 2,84,41,986 cases, out of which the active caseload stood at 16,35,993 cases as of Friday. The active cases reported a dip of 77,420 cases in the last 24 hours. The active cases in the country have been less than 2 lakhs for eight successive days.
There were 2,713 deaths in the last 24 hours, which took the total mortality caseload to 3,40,702 lives lost till June 6.
Despite the dip recorded on Friday, the figures have still remained higher than the lowest case tally recorded on June 1, when the case dipped to 1.27 lakhs on Tuesday. The numbers were lowest in 54 days, however, they have picked up pace since June 2.
Meanwhile, on the recovery front, the discharges have continued to outnumber the daily new cases for 22 successive days. India saw 2,07,071 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the ministry said. The recovery tally of India has reached 2,65,97,655 and the recovery rate further increased to 93.08 per cent.
The daily positivity rate stands at 6.38 per cent, remaining below the 10 per cent-mark for 11 consecutive days, while the weekly positivity rate stands at 7.27 per cent. The death toll due to the virus climbed to 3,40,702 with 2,713 fatalities being recorded in a span of 24 hours.
Since March 2021, the country has been battling a sudden spike in Covid infections. The outbreak caused the numbers to spike from one-lakh case barrier on April 4 to above 200,000-mark on April 15.
Within a fortnight, the numbers doubled, sounding alarm bells throughout the country as medical infrastructure, doctors and patients grapple with resource crunch.
The spike continued to roar and soon crossed 3-lakh mark within a week and on April 30, broke the record of the 4-lakh mark in the country.
The country has so far administered 22,41,09,448 doses of Covid-19, to of which 28,75,286 doses were given in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health bulletin.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 35,74,33,846 samples tested up to June 3, of which 20,75,428 samples were tested yesterday.