New Delhi: The number of fresh coronavirus cases recorded in India in the last 24 hours stood at 2,109, with eight new fatalities. The the number of active cases have come down to 21,406 from 22,742, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday (May 10). The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.77 per cent and the number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 4,44,21,781, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.18 per cent, the union ministry stated.
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According to the union ministry, nearly 220.66 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Here are the states and union territories who have reported the maximum number of coronavirus cases:
Maharashtra recorded 179 fresh coronavirus cases and one fatality in the last 24 hours, a jump of more than 100 infections from the previous day, while two more patients succumbed to the disease in the state, the health department reported. With these additions, the state’s overall COVID-19 tally rose to 81,67,793, while the toll increased to 1,48,540, a health department bulletin said.
Among the cities, Mumbai recorded 56 cases in the last 24 hours. There were no new deaths registered in the city. Besides, the Solapur and Sindhdurg districts recorded one fatality each. The state’s coronavirus recovery rate was 98.16 per cent, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.81 per cent. Around 137 more patients recovered from the coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours.
Delhi logged 77 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 3.27 per cent and two fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi Health department. The fresh cases emerged from 2,354 tests conducted the previous day. The number of active cases stood at 624, of which 472 patients were in home isolation, according to the bulletin.
Himachal Pradesh logged 50 fresh COVID cases in the last 24 hours, according to the data released by the state health ministry. The active covid cases in the state now stand at 386. There was no COVID related death reported on Monday while the cumulative COVID death toll in the state stands at 4,21. As many as 116 people recovered from the disease in the state in the last 24 hours according to the data released by the Himachal health ministry.
Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that Covid-19 no longer represented a global health emergency. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva he made the decision following a recommendation from the UN agency’s emergency committee, which met on Thursday for the 15th time.
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(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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