New Delhi: India logged 490 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases have decreased to 5,707 from 6,168, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday (May 26). The death toll has increased to 5,31,856 with two deaths, the data updated at 8 am stated. The Covid case tally was recorded at 4.49 crore (4,49,88,916).
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, the union ministry said.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 4.44 crore and the 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 vaccination drive.
Maharashtra recorded 55 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which took the state’s tally to 81,69,071, while the death toll rose by one to touch 1,48,551, a health department official said. The addition to the tally was less than the 64 cases detected the previous day, the official added. The recovery count increased by 71 in the last 24 hours and reached 80,20,105, leaving the state with 415 active cases.
The recovery rate is 98.18 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.81 per cent and the total number of coronavirus tests conducted stood at 8,71,57,153, including 5,849 in the last 24 hours.
At present the dominant variant of COVID is Omicron XBB.1.16 and a total 1,501 cases were found with this variant. There were 19 deaths reported due to this variant.
The city logged 11 new COVID-19 cases with zero fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed. As per the civic body, the COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 19,772 with zero fatalities being reported since previous evening. A day before, the city had witnessed 22 new infections and zero fatalities. With 990 new tests, the total of COVID-19 tests conducted in the city reached 1,88,71,391.
The number of recovered patients reached 11,43,826 with 21 patients recovering since previous evening. The city has 130 active COVID-19 cases, the report said. The recovery rate in the city is 98.3 per cent and overall growth rate of cases for the period between May 18 to 24 was 0.0016 per cent. The city’s caseload doubling rate is 41,645, as per the report.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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