New Delhi: India has recorded 535 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, while the active cases have decreased to 6,168 from 6,591, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday (May 25). The death toll has increased to 5,31,854 with five deaths. The case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent and the Covid case tally in the country was recorded at 4.49 crore (4,49,88,426).
The active cases now comprise 0.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.80 per cent, according to the union health ministry.
The number of people who have recovered from the infection surged to 4.44 crore. According to the ministry’s website, 220.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
Maharashtra recorded 64 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, which took the state’s overall infection tally to 81,69,016, while the death toll remained unchanged at 1,48,550 as nobody succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, the health department said. The state had recorded 39 cases and one fatality on Tuesday.
At present, the dominant variant of COVID-19 is Omicron XBB.1.16 and a total of 1,501 cases were found to be infected with this variant. A total of 19 deaths were reported among the cases of this variant, the health department said. The state’s case fatality rate is 1.81 per cent, the health department added.
Among the cities, Mumbai logged 22 new COVID-19 cases which took the tally of infections in the city to 11,63,717, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. As per the civic body, the death toll remained unchanged at 19,772 with zero fresh fatalities being reported since previous evening.
A day before, the city had witnessed 16 new cases and one death. So far, 892 tests were conducted in the city and the total of the tests conducted so far reached 1,88,70,401.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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