There has been a continued and sharp decline in daily new coronavirus cases in the country, the government said on June 8, but stressed on following COVID-19-appropriate behaviour to avert any future wave.
In a joint press briefing on the pandemic situation, Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said almost 79% decline in daily new COVID-19 cases has been noted since the peak on May 7. There has been a continued and sharp decline in daily new cases, he said on the second wave of COVID-19. He said India has reported 20,822 coronavirus cases and 252 deaths per million population, which is among the lowest in the world.
Meanwhile, Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that More than 1.19 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. Over 24 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through the Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 23,47,43,489 doses, the ministry said. "A total of 1,19,46,925 COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered," it added.