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Over 3.43 lakh COVID-19 cases, 4,000 deaths in a day in India


The health ministry on Friday informed that over 3.43 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 2.40 crore.

The ministry also informed that over 17.92 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 20.27 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.

2.62 lakh deaths due to COVID-19

Also, 4,000 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 2,62,317. Previously, the death toll had crossed 4,205-mark on May 12.

Over 2 crore patients recovered

Of the over 2.40 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 37.04 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 15.41 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, over 2 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

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Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 83.50 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 31.13 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 31.13 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, 19.83 lakh samples were tested on May 11. Notably, it is the highest number of samples tested in a day. The second-highest number of over 19.23 lakh samples was tested on May 5. Over 18.75 lakh samples were tested on May 13.

4,000 deaths in a day

Of the 4,000 deaths reported in a day, 850 deaths are from Maharashtra, 297 from Tamil Nadu and 344 from Karnataka. Eighty-nine deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported 277 deaths and West Bengal reported 129 deaths. Gujarat reported 109 deaths and Madhya Pradesh reported 74 deaths. Delhi reported 308 deaths. Punjab reported 186 deaths.

Nineteen deaths have been registered from Odisha and Rajasthan reported 159 deaths, whereas Bihar reported 90 deaths. Fifty-five deaths have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported 33 deaths.

Seventy-five fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported 122 deaths, whereas Jharkhand reported 108 deaths. Puducherry reported 24 deaths and 97 deaths have been registered in Kerala.


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