India recorded 86,498 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours which is the country’s lowest single-day rise in 66 days, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday (June 8, 2021).
The daily new cases were reported less than 1 lakh after 63 days and the weekly positivity rate now stands at 5.94%, whereas, the daily positivity rate is at 4.62%.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India’s total COVID-19 caseload has now increased to 2,89,96,473, of which, 13,03,702 are active cases.
Between Monday and Tuesday morning, the country also recorded 2,123 coronavirus-related fatalities that took the death toll to 3,51,309.
1,82,282 patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours and took the total number of COVID-19 recoveries across the country to 2.73 crores. The recovery rate now stands at 94.29%.
Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and expressed condolences for the people who lost their lives in the pandemic. He termed the pandemic as the biggest calamity of the last hundred years and said that the country fought the pandemic on many fronts.
The Prime Minister also announced that it has been decided that the 25 per cent vaccination that was with states will now be undertaken by the Government of India. He further announced that from June 21, the Centre will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all Indian citizens above 18 years of age.