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India records over 1.86 lakh COVID-19 cases, 3,660 deaths in a day


The health ministry on Friday informed that over 1.86 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 2.75 crore. It is the lowest single-day surge in cases in the past six weeks.

The ministry also informed that over 20.57 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 29.19 lakh people were vaccinated on Thursday.

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.

3.18 lakh deaths due to COVID-19

Also, 3,660 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 3,18,895. Previously, the death toll had touched 4,529-mark on May 19.

Over 2.48 crore patients recovered

Of the over 2.75 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 23.43 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 8.50 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, over 2.48 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

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Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 90.34 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 33.90 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 33.90 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 20.70 lakh samples were tested on May 27.

3,660 deaths in a day

Of the 3,660 deaths reported in a day, 884 deaths are from Maharashtra, 474 from Tamil Nadu and 476 from Karnataka. 104 deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported 187 deaths and West Bengal also reported 148 deaths. Gujarat reported 33 deaths and Madhya Pradesh reported 70 deaths. Delhi reported 117 deaths. Punjab reported 177 deaths.

Thirty-four deaths have been registered from Odisha and Rajasthan reported 85 deaths, whereas Bihar reported 98 deaths. Thirty-seven deaths have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported 18 deaths.

Eighty-three fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported 88 deaths, whereas Jharkhand reported 16 deaths. Puducherry reported 20 deaths and 181 deaths have been registered in Kerala.


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