According to the data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India recorded 18,522 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the overall count to 5,66,840. The death toll from the virus has now climbed to 16,893 with 418 persons succumbing to the viral infection in the last 24 hours. 3,35,271 COVID-19 patients cured so far.
Meanwhile , Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation at 4 pm on Tuesday. This would be his sixth address to the nation since the outbreak of the pandemic. In his last address to the nation on 12 May, he had announced a 20-lakh-crore financial package to boost the economy.