The death toll from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India increased by 6148 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 359,676, according to data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Thursday morning. This is the maximum number of deaths caused by the Covid-19 epidemic in a single day in India.
For the third day in a row, the number of new cases fell below 100,000, with 94,052 people testing positive over this time period. However, this is the second consecutive increase in new cases, though a little one. With this recent single-day increase, India’s total Covid-19 infection count has grown to 29,183,121, according to the data.
The massive increase in daily mortality could be ascribed to the Bihar government’s altered data. Bihar first reported 20 fresh deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 5,478. Later, a backlog of 3,951 deaths was added, bringing the total number of deaths to 9429.
According to the latest figures released on Thursday, 151,367 additional people have recovered from the sickness, bringing the total number of cases to 27,655,493, with a recovery rate of 94.76 per cent. Active cases have dropped to 1,167,952, a decrease of 63,463 instances, and now account for 4% of all positive cases.
On Thursday, the government-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reported that 2,004,690 samples were tested for Covid-19 on June 9, compared to 1,985,967 on June 8. According to the ICMR, a total of 372,198253 samples have been tested for the illness.
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The Union health ministry recorded 86,498 new infections in the previous 24 hours on June 8, the first time the country’s Covid-19 tally had seen an increase of less than 100,000 new cases in a single day since April 6. The number of new cases increased slightly the next day, to 92,596. On the two days, there were 2219 and 2123 daily fatalities, respectively.
After the United States, India has the second-highest total Covid-19 instances in the world. It ranks third in terms of linked deaths, after the United States and Brazil, respectively.