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India Reports 41% Rise in Daily COVID Cases With 5,233 New Infections

Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 1,881 new cases, which was 81 percent more than the previous day.

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India reported a nearly 41 percent rise in COVID-19 cases with 5,233 new cases, 3,345 recoveries, and seven deaths in the last 24 hours on Wednesday, 8 June. Total active cases in the country stand at 28,857.

Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 450 new COVID cases and one more death, while the positivity rate declined to 1.92 percent, according to data shared by the health department on Tuesday.

With this, the national capital's COVID-19 case tally increased to 19,09,427, while the death toll stood at 26,213.

Further, Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 1,881 new cases, which was 81 percent more than the previous day and highest since 18 February.

One case of B.A.5 variant was also recorded in the state, the state health department said.

State capital Mumbai alone reported 1,242 new cases, almost double Monday's count.

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Meanwhile, 194.43 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

India on Monday had recorded 3,714 new cases, taking the total to 4,31,85,049, according to Union Health Ministry data.

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