New Delhi: India has logged 1,690 fresh COVID infections and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours, while the number of active cases has come down to 19,613 from 21,406 a day earlier, according to the Union Health Ministry on Thursday (May 11). The country’s tally of COVID-19 cases now stands at 4.49 crore (4,49,76,599). Currently, India has 19,613 active cases, which comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections.
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The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.77 per cent, the ministry said, adding that the number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 4,44,25,250, while the case fatality rate was at 1.18 per cent.
According to the Union Health Ministry, 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 that have reported the maximum number of coronavirus cases:
Maharashtra logged 154 fresh coronavirus cases, while one more patient succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours. The state health department reported.
With these additions, the state’s COVID-19 tally rose to 81,67,947 and the toll increased to 1,48,541, the department said in a bulletin.
Among the cities, Mumbai Mumbai logged 47 new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 11,63,399, while fresh fatalities linked to the infection were reported in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. detected 47 patients in the last 24 hours.
Delhi recorded 75 fresh COVID-19 infections with a positivity rate of 3.43 per cent and one fatality, according to data shared by the Delhi Health Department. With this, the case tally in the national capital has climbed to 20,40,304. The fresh cases emerged from 2,186 tests conducted the previous day, the bulletin stated. The number of active cases stood at 541, of which 397 patients were in home isolation.
Himachal Pradesh logged 50 fresh COVID cases in the last 24 hours, according to the data released by the state health ministry. 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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