India reports 7,579 fresh coronavirus cases

 India logged 7,579 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, taking the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,26,480, the lowest in 543 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The figure is the lowest reported since May last year.

The country recorded 236 new deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,66,147.

Maharashtra on Monday reported eight deaths and 656 new COVID-19 cases, lowest one-day figures since April 2020, a health department official said.

West Bengal reported 615 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as the pandemic situation in the state improved, the Health Department said.