India reports over 91000 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

SourceGulf Today
SectorHealthcare
CountryGulf

Gulf Today Report India recorded 91,702 new COVID cases as 3,403 people succumbed to the virus in last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Friday. This is the fourth consecutive day when India has reported less than 100,000 cases, according to Indo-Asian News Service. The Indian state of Bihar has increased its COVID-19 death toll after the discovery of thousands of unreported cases, raising concerns that many more fatalities were not officially recorded.

The health department in Bihar, one of the poorest states, on Thursday revised its COVID-19 fatality count to more than 9,429 from 5,424 – a jump of more than 70%. On June 8, India recorded 86,498 cases, lowest since April 2 when the country logged 89,129 new cases. Officials said the 3,951 unreported fatalities had occurred in May and reflect “deaths reported at private hospitals, in transit to health facilities, under home isolation and those dying of post COVID-19 complications.” Health experts say many COVID-19 fatalities remain unrecorded in India, more so during the latest surge in April and May, when hospitals ran unbearably full and oxygen supplies were low. India’s overall tally of COVID-19 cases now stands

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