India reported less than 100,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for a third straight day, as 94,052 infections were detected across the country in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare's (MoHFW) data showed on Thursday morning. With this latest single-day rise, India's cumulative Covid-19 infection tally has risen to 29,183,121, the data showed.
Also on Thursday, the government-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) put the number of samples tested for Covid-19 on June 9 at 2,004,690, as against 1,985,967 tests on June 8. A total of samples have been tested for the infection 372,198253, according to ICMR's data.
On June 8, the Union health ministry reported 86,498 fresh infections from the preceding 24 hours; this was for the first time since April 6 that the country's Covid-19 tally saw an addition of less than 100,000 new cases in a single-day. A day later, the number of new cases rose marginally to 92,560. The number of daily fatalities on the two days stood at 2219 and 2123 respectively.
India has the second-highest cumulative Covid-19 cases in the world, after the United States. In terms of related deaths, it is third, behind the US and Brazil, respectively.