The health ministry on Thursday informed that over 3.62 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 2.37 crore.
The ministry also informed that over 17.72 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 18.94 lakh people were vaccinated on Wednesday.
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.
2.58 lakh deaths due to COVID-19
Also, 4,120 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 2,58,317. Previously, the death toll had crossed 4,205-mark on May 12.
1.97 crore patients recovered
Of the over 2.37 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 37.10 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 15.65 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, over 1.97 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.
Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 83.26 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 30.94 crore samples tested
So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 30.94 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 18.64 crore samples were tested on May 12.
4,120 deaths in a day
Of the 4,120 deaths reported in a day, 816 deaths are from Maharashtra, 293 from Tamil Nadu and 516 from Karnataka. Eighty-nine deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported 326 deaths and West Bengal reported 135 deaths. Gujarat reported 102 deaths and Madhya Pradesh reported 84 deaths. Delhi reported 300 deaths. Punjab reported 193 deaths.
Seventeen deaths have been registered from Odisha and Rajasthan reported 164 deaths, whereas Bihar reported 74 deaths. Sixty-five deaths have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported 31 deaths.
Seventy-one fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported 109 deaths, whereas Jharkhand reported 97 deaths. Puducherry reported 27 deaths and 95 deaths have been registered in Kerala.
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