New Delhi: The daily rise in Covid-19 cases in India remained below 3,00,000 lakh for the fifth consecutive day. In the last 24 hours 2.59 lakh new Covid-19 cases were recorded, the Health Ministry said Friday. With 2,59,551 fresh cases, India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases climbed to 2,60,31,991. The death toll climbed to 2,91,331 with 4,209 daily deaths, the Health Ministry data said.
The active Covid-19 cases further reduced to 30,27,925. It comprises 11.63 per cent of the total infections. The national Covid-19 recovery rate improved to 87.25 per cent.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,27,12,735. However, the case fatality rate increased to 1.12 per cent, the data stated.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark August 7 and 50- lakh mark September 16. It went past the one-crore mark December 19 and crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore May 4.
According to the ICMR, 32,44,17,870 samples have been tested up to May 20 with 20,61,683 samples being tested Thursday.
The 4,209 new fatalities include 984 from Maharashtra, 548 from Karnataka, 397 from Tamil Nadu, 236 from Uttar Pradesh, 233 from Delhi, 191 from Punjab, 162 from West Bengal, 159 from Uttarakhand, 129 from Haryana, 128 from Kerala, 127 from Rajasthan, 114 from Andhra Pradesh and 113 from Chhattisgarh.,
A total of 2,91,331 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 85,355 from Maharashtra, 23,854 from Karnataka, 22,579 from Delhi, 19,131 from Tamil Nadu, 18,588 from Uttar Pradesh, 13,895 from West Bengal, 12,716 from Punjab and 12,295 from Chhattisgarh.