New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 224 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, while the active cases have decreased to 4,503, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday (May 39). The death toll has increased to 5,31,867 with one death, the data updated at 8 am stated. The total tally of Covid cases was recorded at 4.49 crore (4,49,90,278). The active cases now comprise 0.01 per cent of the total cases, 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 disease surged to 4,44,53,908 in the country, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.18 per cent. According to the 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.
Maharashtra reported 11 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of the coronavirus infections in the state to 81,69,199, said the health department in a bulletin. The fatalities figure remained unchanged at 1,48,552 with zero deaths reported since the previous day. The state now has 299 active cases, it said.
On Sunday, Maharashtra reported 36 new COVID-19 cases and zero fresh fatalities.
According to the bulletin, with 1,972 tests—1,239 at government-run laboratories, 723 at private labs and 10 through self-testing kits—conducted in the last 24 hours, the number of tests carried out across the state so far rose to 8,71,74,116.
Among the cities, Mumbai on reported seven COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which took the tally to 11,63,765, while the death toll stood unchanged at 19,772, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official official said. The city witnessed 11 cases on Sunday, the civic official added. The recovery count increased by two to touch 11,43,907, leaving the metropolis with an active caseload of 86, he added.
So far, 1,88,74,179 coronavirus tests have been conducted, including 357 in the last 24 hours, he said.
As per BMC data, the recovery rate is 98.3 per cent, the overall growth rate of cases between May 23 to May 28 is 0.0010 per cent, and the caseload doubling time is 70,480 days.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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