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COVID-19: India logs 2,59,170 fresh cases

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
April 20, 2021 10:15 IST
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India's total tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,53,21,089 with 2,59,170 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, while active cases surpassed the 20-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday.

IMAGE: A patient with breathing problem is helped by a relative to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease in Ahmedabad. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

The death toll increased to 1,80,530 with a record 1,761 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

 

Registering a steady increase for the 41st day in a row, the active cases increased to 20,31,977, comprising 13.26 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 85.56 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,31,08,582, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.18 per cent, the data stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 26,94,14,035 samples have been tested up to April 19 with 15,19,486 samples being tested on Monday.

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