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Witnesses from India register 3,46,786 cases of Covid-19, 2,624 deaths in one day | India News

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NEW DELHI: A record single-day increase of 3,46,786 coronavirus cases brought India’s infection count to 1,66,10,481, while active cases crossed the 25 lakh mark, according to data from the Health Ministry of the Union updated on Saturday.
The death toll rose to 1.89,544 with a record 2,624 more deaths in one day, data updated at 8 a.m. showed.
With a steady increase, active cases in the country reached 25,52,940 and account for 15.37 percent of total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 83.49 percent. .
The number of people who have recovered from the disease increased to 1.38,67,997, while the fatality rate dropped to 1.14 percent, according to the data.
India’s Covid-19 count had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 last year, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went from 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one crore mark on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of a total of 1.50 crore COVID-19 on April 19 this year.
According to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), as of April 23, 27,61,99,222 samples have been tested for COVID-19 and 17,53,569 of them have been examined on Friday.
The 2,624 new deaths include 773 from Maharashtra, 348 from Delhi, 219 from Chhattisgarh, 196 from Uttar Pradesh, 142 from Gujarat, 190 from Karnataka, 78 from Tamil Nadu and 75 from Punjab.
A total of 1,89544 deaths have been reported in the country so far, including 63,252 from Maharashtra, 14,075 from Karnataka, 13,395 from Tamil Nadu, 13,541 from Delhi, 10,825 from West Bengal, 10,737 from Uttar Pradesh, 8,264 from Punjab and 7,579 from Andhra Pradesh.
The Ministry of Health highlighted that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council for Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the distribution of the figures statewide is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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