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Nearly 3.5 lakh people died due to COVID-19 in India


The health ministry on Monday informed that over 1 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 2.89 crore. It is the lowest single-day surge in cases in the past two months.

The ministry also informed that over 23.27 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 13.90 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.

3.49 lakh deaths due to COVID-19

Also, 2,427 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 3,49,186. Previously, the death toll had touched 4,529-mark on May 19.

Over 2.71 crore patients recovered

Of the over 2.89 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 14.01 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 4.85 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, over 2.71 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

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Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 93.94 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 36.63 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 36.63 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 15.87 lakh samples were tested on June 6.

2,427 deaths in a day

Of the 2,427 deaths reported in a day, 618 deaths are from Maharashtra, 434 from Tamil Nadu and 320 from Karnataka. Ninety deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported 85 deaths and West Bengal also reported 107 deaths. Gujarat reported 12 deaths and Madhya Pradesh reported 42 deaths. Delhi reported 34 deaths. Punjab reported 67 deaths.

Forty-two deaths have been registered from Odisha and Rajasthan reported 25 deaths, whereas Bihar reported 41 deaths. Twenty-three deaths have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported 14 deaths.

Thirty-seven fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported 35 deaths, whereas Jharkhand reported eight deaths. Puducherry reported 15 deaths and 227 deaths have been registered in Kerala.


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