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India on Thursday posted 211,298 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 3,847, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.
India's overall tally of COVID-19 cases now stands at 273,69,093 with 2,419,907 active cases and 315,235 deaths so far.
The South Asian country's overall caseload is now at 27.37 million, while total fatalities are at 315,235, according to health ministry data.
According to the Health Ministry, a total of 283,135 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, with 24,633,951 being cured from Covid till date.
India registered record deaths due to Covid exactly a week back with 4,529 deaths.
The Health Ministry officials said that a total of 202,695,874 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 1,885,805 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
Tamil Nadu recorded the highest new cases with 33,764 people testing positive for the virus, while Kerala added 28,798 cases. Meanwhile Maharashtra saw most fatalities at 1,013, Karnataka added 530 and Tamil Nadu 475. Strict measures have been initiated by the M.K. Stalin government to bring down the Covid figures.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 336,969,353 samples have been tested up to May 26 for Covid-19. Of these 2,157,857 samples were tested on Wednesday.
In the last 16 days India has recorded over 60,000 deaths. On Monday, India crossed a grim milestone of three-lakh deaths due to the coronavirus infections, thus becoming world's third country after the US and Brazil to cross three-lakh deaths.
On Tuesday, India recorded 196,427 cases -- the lowest since April 14.
India registered record deaths due to Covid exactly a week back with 4,529 deaths — the highest number of fatalities from Covid infection in any country since the coronavirus outbreak was reported in China's Wuhan in December 2019.
It surpassed 4,468 deaths in the US on January 12, and earlier 4,211 in Brazil on April 6. These three are the worst-hit by the pandemic.
After battling a brutal second wave for weeks, fresh Covid cases came down below the three lakh-mark for the first time on May 17 after touching record high of 414,188 on May 7.
On June 30, India recorded 817 fatalities due to the coronavirus, lowest since April 10, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday. The death figures have crossed 1,000 mark once again after three days.
Thursday is the 30th consecutive day when India reported less than 100,000 new coronavirus cases. The active cases have now come down below 500,000.
Maharashtra, home to the financial capital of Mumbai, has reported 130,753 of the country's 418,480 coronavirus deaths, and added 3,509 earlier deaths to its tally, the federal health ministry said on Wednesday.
A total of 38,660 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 30,308,456 till date from hospitals and health centres as the virus infected less than 100,000 people in the last 41 days, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The Dubai Civil Defence’s operations room received a report at 3:58am on Saturday stating that a fire had erupted in the Marina Diamond 2 building in the Dubai Marina area.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on Saturday approved Hatta Master Development Plan, which forms an integral part of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.
Since the beginning of 2021, the campaign in Pakistan has succeeded in providing 75,148,404 doses of vaccination against polio, bringing the total number, provided by the campaign since 2014 and until 2021, to 583, 240,876 vaccination doses.