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India reports lowest 24hr COVID-19 cases in 61 days



INDIA reported 1,00,636 fresh COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 61 days, taking the infection tally to 2,89,09,975, while the number of active cases dropped to 14,01,609, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data updated today.

  The toll due to coronavirus reached 3,49,186 with 2,427 new fatalities, the lowest in around 45 days, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  A total of 96,982 new cases were recorded in a span of 24 hours on April 6. The Union health ministry added that the number of deaths reported in the past 24 hours, 2,472 is the lowest in 45 days.

  According to report, 15,87,589 tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 36,63,34,111, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 6.34 per cent.

  It has been less than 10 per cent for 14 consecutive days, the ministry said. The weekly positivity rate has declined to 6.21 per cent.

  The number of active cases has reduced to 14,01,609, comprising 4.85 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 93.94 per cent.

  A net decline of 76,190 cases has been recorded in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

  Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for 25 consecutive days.

  The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,71,59,180, while the case fatality rate has further increased to 1.21 per cent, the data stated.

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  India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the two million on August 7, three million on August 23 , four million on September 5 and five million on  September 16.

  It went past six million on September 28, seven million on October 11, crossed eight million on  October 29, nine million on November 20 and surpassed the crore (10 million) mark on  December 19.

  India had crossed the grim milestone of two crore (20 million) on 4 May.

  The 2,427 new fatalities include 618 from Maharashtra, 434 from Tamil Nadu, 320 from Karnataka, 227 from Kerala and 107 from West Bengal.

  Report shows that a total of 3, 49,186 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,00,130 from Maharashtra, 31,580 from Karnataka, 27,005 from Tamil Nadu, 24,591 from Delhi, 21,236 from Uttar Pradesh, 16,259 from West Bengal, 15,076 from Punjab and 13,217 from Chattisgarh.

  The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

  “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” while distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation, the ministry said on its website.

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