The death tally was the highest-ever because it included Bihar’s previously uncounted 3,951 deaths. If we discount Bihar’s revised toll, a total of 2,197 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
The total Covid-19 case load now stands at 2,91,83,121, while total fatalities are at 3,59,676, according to data from the health ministry.
The daily infections have been steadily showing a downward trend with less than one lakh for the third straight day.
Since May 14, India has recorded over 1 lakh deaths. On June 8, India recorded 86,498 cases, lowest since April 2 when the country logged 89,129 new cases.
India’s overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,91,83,121 with 11,67,952 active cases and 3,59,676 deaths so far.
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.
A total of 1,51,367 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,76,55,493 till date, health ministry said.
According to health ministry data, a total of 24,27,26,693 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 33,79,261 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 37,21,98,253 samples have been tested up to June 9 for Covid-19. Of these 20,04,690 samples were tested on Wednesday.