WORLD India's COVID-19 death toll crosses 350,000


India's COVID-19 death toll crosses 350,000


12:47, June 08, 2021

NEW DELHI, June 8 (Xinhua) -- India's COVID-19 death toll surpassed the 350,000-mark, reaching 351,309 on Tuesday, confirmed the country's health ministry.

A woman stands next to closed shops in a market area during a lockdown imposed by authorities as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Srinagar on June 4, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

As many as 2,123 people died due to the pandemic during the past 24 hours.

Besides, as many as 86,498 new COVID-19 cases were registered since Monday morning, taking the total tally to 28,996,473.

This is the lowest single-day spike in more than two months.

There are still 1,303,702 active cases in the country, as there was a decrease of 97,907 cases in the past 24 hours. The number of daily active cases has been on the decline over the past several days, after a continuous surge since mid-April.

A total of 27,341,462 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals so far across the country, showed the latest data from the federal health ministry.

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