India on Tuesday recorded over 1.68 lakh new coronavirus cases
New Delhi : India has recorded over 1.68 lakh new coronavirus cases on Tuesday; 6.4 per cent lower than Monday, when 1.79 lakh new cases were registered. The total number of active patients at present stands at 97,827.
Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit states by the Covid pandemic, reported 33,470 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths on Monday.
In the last seven days, an average of 116 deaths have been reported per day. This is 66% higher than the average of 70 in the preceding seven days, pointing to a slow but clear rise in fatalities in the third wave although the overall numbers so far remain much lower than the previous two waves of the pandemic in the country.
Meanwhile, Delhi has updated its restrictions and banned dine in at all the restaurants; only takeaways are allowed till further notice.