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India reports 45,951 COVID-19 cases, 817 deaths in a day


The health ministry on Wednesday informed that 45,951 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 3.03 crore.

The ministry also informed that over 33.28 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 36.51 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.

3.98 lakh deaths due to COVID-19

Also, 817 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 3,98,454.

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

Over 2.94 crore patients recovered

Of the over 3.03 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 5.37 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 1.77 per cent of the total caseload. Over 2.94 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 96.92 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 41.01 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 41.01 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 19.60 lakh samples were tested on June 29.

817 deaths in a day

Of the 817 deaths reported in a day, 231 deaths are from Maharashtra, 118 from Tamil Nadu and 93 from Karnataka. Forty-one deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported 18 deaths and West Bengal reported 35 deaths. Gujarat reported two deaths and Madhya Pradesh reported 18 deaths. Delhi reported four deaths. Punjab reported 22 deaths.

Forty deaths have been registered from Odisha, Rajasthan reported two deaths and Bihar reported one death. Six deaths have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported seven deaths.

Twenty-seven fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported three deaths, whereas Jharkhand reported two deaths. Puducherry reported three death and 104 deaths have been registered in Kerala.


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