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India reports 25,072 COVID-19 cases, 389 deaths in a day

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The health ministry on Monday informed that 25,072 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 3.24 crore.

The ministry also informed that over 58.25 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 7.95 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 4.34 lakh deaths due to COVID-19

Also, 389 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 4,34,756. Previously, the death toll had touched 4,529-mark on May 19.

Over 3.16 crore patients recovered

Of the over 3.24 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 3.33 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 1.03 per cent of the total caseload. Over 3.16 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.

Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 97.63 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 again started improving from May 10 onwards.

Over 50.75 crore samples tested

So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 50.75 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, over 22.29 lakh samples—the highest in a day—were tested on August 13. Over 22.17 lakh samples were tested on May 25. Notably, it was the second-highest number of samples tested in a day. The third-highest number of over 21.59 lakh samples was tested on June 2. Over 12.95 lakh tests were done on August 22.

389 deaths in a day

Of the 389 deaths reported in a day, 145 deaths are from Maharashtra, 23 from Tamil Nadu and 22 from Karnataka. Eight deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported no death and West Bengal reported eight deaths. Madhya Pradesh reported one death whereas Gujarat reported no death. Delhi and Punjab reported no death.

Sixty-nine deaths have been registered from Odisha while Rajasthan and Bihar reported no death. One death was reported from Jammu and Kashmir whereas Telangana reported two deaths.

Ten fatalities have been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand and Jharkhand reported no death. Puducherry reported no death and 66 deaths have been registered in Kerala.

 

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