1,00,636 new COVID-19 cases in India, lowest spike in over two months
A COVID-19 victim being cremated in on Friday May 28 in Srinagar. Mubashir Khan/GK

1,00,636 new COVID-19 cases in India, lowest spike in over two months

2,427 more people succumbed to the virus in last 24 hours, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

New Delhi, June 7: India on Monday logged 1,00,636 new COVID-19 infections in 24 hours, 13,824 cases less than Sunday. This is also the lowest spike since April 5 when the country saw a rise of 96,982 cases in a day.

During the same time span, 2,427 more people succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

On Sunday (June 6), India had reported 1,14,460 cases, lowest spike since April 6.

India's overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,89,09,975 with 14,01,609 active cases and 3,49,186 deaths so far.

Over the last few days, India's fresh Covid cases have seen downward trend, maintaining over one lakh infections every 24 hours, while the deaths have also remained below the 3,000 mark.

After battling a brutal second wave for weeks, fresh Covid cases came down below the three lakh-mark for the first time on May 17 after touching record high of 4,14,188 on May 7.

In the last three weeks, India has recorded over 90,000 deaths. India registered record fatalities due to Covid-19 on May 21 with 4,529 deaths -- the highest from Covid infection in any country in a day since the coronavirus outbreak was reported in China's Wuhan in December 2019. It surpassed 4,468 deaths in the US on January 12, and earlier 4,211 in Brazil on April 6.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 36,63,34,111 samples have been tested up to June 6 for Covid-19. Of these 15,87,589 samples were tested on Sunday.

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