India reported 1,86,163 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday, the lowest daily count in 44 days, as infections continued to decrease in the country.
The daily toll, however, remained over 3,000, with 3,203 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
This was the second time this week that the daily tally of new cases had fallen below the 2-lakh mark, the first time being on Monday, when numbers anyway see a sharp dip due to lower testing and staff shortages over the weekend.
The last time India had reported a lower number of new cases was on April 13, when 1,85,295 were reported.
Thursday’s death toll of 3,203 does not include 459 previous deaths revealed by Maharashtra apart from 425 deaths confirmed over the last 24 hours. The state has added over 4,500 old deaths to its total toll over the past 11 days alone.
Although deaths have been falling, the daily toll remains high in several states.