India on June 8 reported an increase of 1,881 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 28,857. The country is fourty-sixth among the most affected countries by active cases. On June 8, it added 5,233 cases, taking its total caseload to 43,190,282. And, with 7 new fatalities, its Covid-19 deathe toll reached 524,715, or 1.21 per cent of total confirmed infections.
The number of deaths climbed to 5,24,715 and there were seven fresh fatalities reported. The government’s data at 8 am on Wednesday said that India has reported 4.31 COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
The surge was highest in Maharashtra where 1,881 new cases were reported. This is a 81 per cent jump and the highest since February 18. The state also reported the B.A.5 variant, the health department of the state said.
The country’s positivity rate was recorded at 1.67 per cent, while the weekly rate was at 1.12 per cent.