India reports 70,421 fresh cases and 3,921 deaths

India reported 70,421 new COVID-19 cases and 3,921 new deaths today.

The daily case count has been on a downward trajectory.

The country has so far reported a total of 2,95,10,410 cases and 3,74,305 deaths.

India’s daily test positivity rate – number of positive cases identified per 100 – continues to decline. For the seventh straight day, it was below the 5 per cent mark at 4.71.

Tamilnadu added 14,106 cases to the country’s daily numbers. It was followed by Kerala (11,584 cases) and Maharashtra (10,442 cases).

Shops, malls and restaurants in Delhi will open from today as Covid numbers in the national capital drop to a three-month low. Shops will be open seven days a week instead of the earlier odd-even system.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has cautioned this will be on trial basis for a week and strict action will be taken if the Covid numbers rise.

The Haryana government has extended the statewide COVID-19 lockdown by a week, till June 21, allowing a few relaxations amid a dip in the daily cases.