New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 1,021 Covid infections while active cases have decreased to 11,393 from 13,037 a day earlier, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday (May 17). The death toll has increased to 5,31,794 with four more fatalities, including two reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated. The total tally of Covid cases was recorded at 4.49 crore (4,49,83,152). Active cases now comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.79 per cent, according to the health ministry website.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,39,965 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent. According to the health ministry’s website, 220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
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Mumbai logs 24 COVID-19 cases, no fatality
Mumbai, May 16 Mumbai on Tuesday reported 24 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally of infections to 11,63,553, the city civic body said in a bulletin.
The death toll remained unchanged at 19,770 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours.
A day before, the city saw eight cases and a single COVID-19 fatality. Mumbai is now left with 201 active cases after 56 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, which raised the number of recoveries so far to 11,43,582, the bulletin said.
The case recovery rate is 98.3 per cent, while the overall growth rate of cases stood at 0.0024 per cent from May 9 to May 15.
The case doubling rate is 25,096 days, as per the bulletin.
A total of 1,286 tests were conducted in Mumbai in the last 24 hours, which raised the cumulative count to 1,88,63,406.
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Delhi on Tuesday logged 29 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 1.62 per cent, according to data shared by the city government’s health department. The city also reported one fatality due to the viral infection, the data showed. With the fresh infections, the national capital’s case tally climbed to 20,40,497. The death toll is now 26,652, the health department said in its bulletin.
No bulletin was issued on Monday.
Delhi on Sunday recorded 26 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 1.49 per cent. The health department did not issue a health bulletin on Saturday.
The city witnessed 43 cases with a positivity rate of 2.07 per cent and two deaths on Friday, while it had logged same number of new cases with a positivity rate of 1.8 per cent a day before.
The city recorded 75 cases with a positivity rate of 3.43 per cent and one death on Wednesday.
The fresh cases emerged from 1,792 tests conducted the previous day, according to Tuesday’s bulletin.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 307, of which 240 patients are in home isolation, the bulletin said.
Only 52 of the 7,976 Covid beds in various city hospitals are occupied, it said.
The number of daily cases had dropped to zero in Delhi on January 16 for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. However, the city witnessed a spurt in cases last month.
On April 11, mock drills were conducted in Delhi hospitals to ascertain their preparedness to deal with any eventuality.
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