India records 132,364 new Covid-19 cases and 2,713 deaths

NEW DELHI: India recorded 132,364 cases of the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide infection tally to 28,574,350, according to the data from the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW).

Also, in the same period, 2,713 people succumbed to Covid-19, taking the related death toll to 340,702, the data showed.

This is for the first time after two days that India saw a marginal fall in its daily new cases of the viral disease.

Since logging 127,510 fresh infections in the 24-hour period leading to June 1 — the lowest single-day rise in more than two months — the country reported 132,788 and 134,154 cases, respectively, in the next two days.

The number of tests conducted on June 3 stood at 2,075,428, the government-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Friday.

While this is a decline from 2,159,873 tests on June, total 357,433,846 tests have been conducted till now, ICMR’s figures showed.

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