India reports 86,498 new cases; sees a 79% decline since last reported peak

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  • Pondicherry extends lockdown till June 14, eases several curbs
  • High vaccination rates can help reduce risk of variants, says WHO
  • US Congressmen urge Biden admin to ensure vaccine supplies to India
  • India reports less than 1 lakh daily new COVID-19 cases after 63 days
  • 322 districts have seen decline in daily cases in last one month

BJP wants Punjab CM to quit over COVID-19 kit fraud allegations

Stepping up attack on the Congress government in Punjab, the BJP on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and state health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu over alleged corruption in the award of contract for COVID kits to private firms. BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia claimed the state government first gave a tender for ‘Fateh’ kits for coronavirus patients to a firm for Rs 837 for a single unit and then awarded two more tenders in the next few weeks for Rs 1,226 and Rs 1,338 per unit during April.

India sees 252 deaths per million, lowest in the world

India reports 86,498 cases in the last 24 hours

There’s almost a 79% decline in cases, since highest reported peak in daily new cases. Last week, 33% decline was seen in overall reported cases. 322 districts have seen decline in daily cases in last one month,” says Lav Agrawal, JS, Health Ministry

India’s overall recovery increases to 94.3%

The numbers include patients both in home isolation and in hospitals; 6.3% overall decrease in positivity from June 1-7, says Luv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

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