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India records over 1.27 lakh COVID-19 cases, 2,795 deaths in a day


The health ministry on Tuesday informed that over 1.27 lakh fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 2.81 crore. It is the lowest single-day surge in cases since April 9.

The ministry also informed that over 21.60 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 27.80 lakh people were vaccinated on Monday.

India has already surpassed Brazil in terms of cases. It is now the second-worst hit nation due to the coronavirus pandemic after the US.

3.31 lakh deaths due to COVID-19

Also, 2,795 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 3,31,895. Previously, the death toll had touched 4,529-mark on May 19.

Over 2.59 crore patients recovered

Of the over 2.81 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 18.95 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 6.73 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, over 2.59 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

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Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 92.09 per cent. The recovery rate had marginally dipped for the first time on August 27, 2020, because of the surge in active cases. It again dropped marginally on September 7, 10 and 11, and on November 25, 26 and 27 due to a surge in cases. It also dipped on February 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 and is dipping throughout the month of March, April and May. However, the recovery rate has again started improving from May 10 onwards.

Over 34.67 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 34.67 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, 22.17 lakh samples were tested on May 25. Notably, it is the highest number of samples tested in a day. The second-highest number of over 21.57 lakh samples was tested on May 26. Over 19.25 lakh samples were tested on May 31.

2,795 deaths in a day

Of the 2,795 deaths reported in a day, 500 deaths are from Maharashtra, 478 from Tamil Nadu and 411 from Karnataka. Ninety-eight deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported 151 deaths and West Bengal also reported 131 deaths. Gujarat reported 18 deaths and Madhya Pradesh reported 48 deaths. Delhi reported 86 deaths. Punjab reported 118 deaths.

Thirty-five deaths have been registered from Odisha and Rajasthan reported 68 deaths, whereas Bihar reported 59 deaths. Thirty-seven deaths have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported 18 deaths.

Sixty-five fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported 51 deaths, whereas Jharkhand reported 14 deaths. Puducherry reported 18 deaths and 174 deaths have been registered in Kerala.


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