New Delhi: A single-day rise of 310 fresh coronavirus cases was reported in India while the active cases decreased to 4,222, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday (May 31). The country’s COVID-19 death toll has increased to 5,31,870 with three latest fatalities.
The active cases now comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.81 per cent, according to the health ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,44,54,496, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent. According to the ministry, 220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.
Mumbai reported 14 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 11,63,779, while no fresh death linked to the infection was recorded in the metropolis, the civic body said. The death toll remained unchanged at 19,772, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bulletin said. On Monday, the city registered six cases and zero fatality.
As per the bulletin, 1,206 coronavirus tests were conducted in the city in the last 24 hours, pushing up their cumulative count to 1,88,75,385.
As many as 16 patients recovered from the respiratory illness during the day, taking their overall tally to 11,43,923 and leaving the city with 84 active cases, it said.
The coronavirus recovery rate in Mumbai stood at 98.3 per cent, while the growth rate of cases from May 24 to May 29 was 0.0010 per cent, said the bulletin.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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