New Delhi: India has recorded a single-day rise of 56 new COVID-19 infections and the count of active cases now stands at 1,453, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday (July 5). According to the data updated at 8 am, the death toll due to the disease has increased to 5,31,910 with two fatalities being recorded — one in Maharashtra and another reconciled by Kerala. The tally of coronavirus cases now stands at 4.49 crore (4,49,94,407).
The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.81 per cent, according to the health ministry website.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 4,44,61,044, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent.
According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
Mumbai on Tuesday (July 4) reported four new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 11,63,965, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The death toll increased to 19,774 after one more patient succumbed to the infection, it said in a bulletin.
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The deceased was a 57-year-old woman suffering from tuberculosis and chronic kidney disease, said the bulletin.
On Monday, Mumbai had reported one COVID-19 case, but zero fatality.
As per the bulletin, 547 more tests were conducted in the city, taking their cumulative total to 1,89,00,811.
According to the BMC, the number of recovered cases reached 11,44,166 after seven more patients recuperated from the infection, leaving the city with 25 active cases.
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