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India reports 37,154 COVID-19 cases, 724 deaths in a day

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The health ministry on Monday informed that 37,154 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 3.08 crore.

The ministry also informed that over 37.73 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 12.35 lakh people were vaccinated on Sunday.

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.

Over 4.08 lakh deaths due to COVID-19

Also, 724 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 4,08,764.

Previously, the death toll had touched 4,529-mark on May 19.

Over 3 crore patients recovered

Of the over 3.08 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 4.50 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 1.46 per cent of the total caseload. Over 3 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 97.22 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 43.23 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 43.23 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 21.59 lakh samples was tested on June 2. Over 14.32 lakh samples were tested on July 11.

724 deaths in a day

Of the 724 deaths reported in a day, 350 deaths are from Maharashtra, 47 from Tamil Nadu and 56 from Karnataka. Sixteen deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported five deaths and West Bengal reported 13 deaths. Gujarat reported no death and Madhya Pradesh reported no death. Delhi reported three deaths. Punjab reported nine deaths.

Sixty-eight deaths have been registered from Odisha, Rajasthan reported no death and Bihar also reported no deaths. One death has been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported four deaths.

Sixteen fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported one death and Jharkhand reported no death. Puducherry reported no death and 97 deaths have been registered in Kerala.

 

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