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India records over 2.08 lakh COVID-19 cases, 4,157 deaths in a day

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The health ministry on Wednesday informed that over 2.08 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 2.71 crore.

The ministry also informed that over 20.06 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 20.39 lakh people were vaccinated on Tuesday.

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.

3.11 lakh deaths due to COVID-19

Also, 4,157 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 3,11,388. Previously, the death toll had touched 4,529-mark on May 19.

Over 2.43 crore patients recovered

Of the over 2.71 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 24.95 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 9.19 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, over 2.43 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

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Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 89.66 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 33.48 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 33.48 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 21.23 lakh samples was tested on May 22. Over 20.58 lakh samples were tested on May 24.

4,157 deaths in a day

Of the 4,157 deaths reported in a day, 1,137 deaths are from Maharashtra, 468 from Tamil Nadu and 588 from Karnataka. 106 deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported 157 deaths and West Bengal also reported 157 deaths. Gujarat reported 44 deaths and Madhya Pradesh reported 68 deaths. Delhi reported 156 deaths. Punjab reported 174 deaths.

Thirty-three deaths have been registered from Odisha and Rajasthan reported 105 deaths, whereas Bihar reported 104 deaths. Fifty-three deaths have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported 23 deaths.

Ninety-two fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported 93 deaths, whereas Jharkhand reported 20 deaths. Puducherry reported 26 deaths and 177 deaths have been registered in Kerala.

 

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