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Over 2.59 lakh COVID-19 cases, 4,209 deaths in a day in India


The health ministry on Friday informed that over 2.59 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 2.59 crore.

The ministry also informed that over 19.18 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 14.82 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.

2.91 lakh deaths due to COVID-19

Also, 4,209 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 2,91,331. Previously, the death toll had touched 4,529-mark on May 19.

Over 2.27 crore patients recovered

Of the over 2.59 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 30.27 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 11.63 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, over 2.27 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

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Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 87.25 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 32.44 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 32.44 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, 20.61 lakh samples were tested on May 20. Notably, it is the highest number of samples tested in a day. The second-highest number of over 20.55 lakh samples was tested on May 19.

4,209 deaths in a day

Of the 4,209 deaths reported in a day, 984 deaths are from Maharashtra, 397 from Tamil Nadu and 548 from Karnataka. 114 deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported 236 deaths and West Bengal reported 162 deaths. Gujarat reported 64 deaths and Madhya Pradesh reported 88 deaths. Delhi reported 233 deaths. Punjab reported 191 deaths.

Twenty-five deaths have been registered from Odisha and Rajasthan reported 127 deaths, whereas Bihar reported 98 deaths. Sixty-seven deaths have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported 23 deaths.

Seventy-four fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported 159 deaths, whereas Jharkhand reported 60 deaths. Puducherry reported 28 deaths and 128 deaths have been registered in Kerala.


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