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India records 3.29 lakh new Covid cases, 3,876 deaths

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
Last updated on: May 11, 2021 13:14 IST
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New cases of coronavirus in India fell to 3.29 lakh after 14 days taking the total tally of COVID-19 infections to 2,29,92,517, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday.

IMAGE: A family member conducts last rites before cremation of a person who died of COVID-19 at crematorium as coronavirus cases surge in Jalandhar. Photograph: PTI Photo

A total of 3,29,942 infections were reported in a span of 24 hours, while the death toll climbed to 2,49,992 with 3,876 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

After registering a steady rise for two months, the active cases have reduced to 37,15,221 comprising 16.16 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 82.75 per cent.

 

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,90,27,304, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.09 per cent, the data stated.

IMAGE: Volunteers fix an oxygen cylinder in the house of a COVID-19 patient in Howrah. Photograph: PTI Photo

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 30,56,00,187 samples have been tested up to May 10 with 18,50,110 samples being tested on Monday.

IMAGE: Health workers, wearing PPE kits, attend to COVID-19 patients, at the newly set up Pandit Rajan Mishra Covid Hospital at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. Photograph: PIB/PTI Photo

The 3,876 new fatalities include 596 from Karnataka, 549 from Maharashtra, 319 from Delhi, 278 from Uttar Pradesh, 232 from Tamil Nadu, 198 from Punjab, 172 from Chhattisgarh, 168 from Uttarakhand, 161 from Haryana, 160 from Rajasthan, 134 from West Bengal, 129 from Jharkhand, 117 from Gujarat.

A total of 2,49,992 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 76,398 from Maharashtra, 19,663 from Delhi, 19,372 from Karnataka, 15,880 from Tamil Nadu, 15,742 from Uttar Pradesh, 12,461 from West Bengal, 10,742 from Chhattisgarh and 10,704 from Punjab.

IMAGE: Heavy rush at a wholesale vegetable and fruit market, after relaxation from 6AM to 10AM, during COVID-19 curfew in Jammu. Photograph: PTI Photo

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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