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India records lowest single-day COVID-19 case count in last 74 days

Country registers 70,421 cases, 3,921 fatalities over past 24 hours

Ahmad Adil?   | 14.06.2021
India records lowest single-day COVID-19 case count in last 74 days

NEW DELHI

India on Monday recorded 70,421 new cases of coronavirus infections, the lowest in 74 days, the country's Health Ministry said.

According to a ministry statement, the total number of infections in the country has now reached 29.5 million, while the death toll reached 374,305, with 3,921 new fatalities over the last 24 hours.

With the country recording a decline in daily cases, authorities are now relaxing restrictions which were imposed to prevent the spread of the infection.

The country’s capital New Delhi has lifted more curbs on Monday, with restaurants reopen at 50% capacity. Shops and markets also reopen as of Monday.

As of June 12, nearly 200 million people have gotten their first doses, while more than 47 million have been fully vaccinated, according to Our World in Data, a tracking website.

India has the second-highest coronavirus cases in the world after the US. The country stands third behind the US and Brazil in terms of number of deaths.​​​​​​​

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