India on Tuesday recorded 8,171 cases in a day. The total coronavirus case tally of India now stands at 1.98 lakh with 5598 deaths. India on Sunday became the seventh worst-hit country in the world due to coronavirus. The number of active cases in India stood at 97,581 as per the Ministry of Health data.
As several restrictions were eased in the fifth phase of the lockdown that began on Monday life returned to near normal in many parts of the country.
Several states also began allowing various activities that have been restricted since March 25, the day when the nationwide lockdown came into effect after the centre allowed lifting of restrictions on inter-state movement of people.