The Union health ministry on Sunday informed that over 80,834 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 2.94 crore. It is the lowest single-day surge in cases since April 2.
The ministry also informed that over 25.31 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 34.84 lakh people were vaccinated on Saturday.
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.
3.70 lakh deaths due to COVID-19
Also, 3,303 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 3,70,384.
Previously, the death toll had touched 4,529-mark on May 19.
Over 2.80 crore patients recovered
Of the over 2.94 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 10.26 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 3.49 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, over 2.80 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.
Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 95.26 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 37.81 crore samples tested
So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 37.81 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 lakh samples were tested on June 12.
3,303 deaths in a day
Of the 3,303 deaths reported in a day, 1,966 deaths are from Maharashtra, 374 from Tamil Nadu and 144 from Karnataka. Fifty-eight deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported 68 deaths and West Bengal reported 81 deaths. Gujarat reported six deaths and Madhya Pradesh reported 24 deaths. Delhi reported 28 deaths. Punjab reported 68 deaths.
Forty-seven deaths have been registered from Odisha and Rajasthan reported 16 deaths, whereas Bihar reported 18 deaths. Fourteen deaths have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported 13 deaths.
Forty-two fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported 19 deaths, whereas Jharkhand reported no deaths. Puducherry reported nine deaths and 171 deaths have been registered in Kerala.
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