India sees less than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases for first time in over 2 months

NEW DELHI: India’s daily cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) dipped below the 100,000-mark for the first time in more than two months, as 86,498 infections were registered in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) said on Tuesday.

The country’s death toll rose to 351,309 after 2,123 lives were lost due to Covid-19 in a day, the dashboard showed at 8am. The national Covid-19 tally, meanwhile, rose to 28,996,473.

According to a statement by the Union government, the 86,498 new Covid-19 cases represent the lowest single-day rise in 66 days.

On 6 April, the country added 96,982 fresh infections and 446 fatalities.

A day ago, on 5 April, the daily Covid-19 cases topped the 100,000-mark for the first time, as the infection tally rose by 103,558 cases, along with 478 deaths.

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