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India’s new COVID-19 cases fall below 300,000 for first time in over three weeks

May 17, 2021
New COVID-19 cases in India on Monday fell below 300,000 for the first time since April 21, with 281,386 new infections reported over the past 24 hours. — Courtesy WAM
New COVID-19 cases in India on Monday fell below 300,000 for the first time since April 21, with 281,386 new infections reported over the past 24 hours. — Courtesy WAM



NEW DELHI — New COVID-19 cases in India on Monday fell below 300,000 for the first time since April 21, with 281,386 new infections reported over the past 24 hours, according to figures released by the country’s federal health ministry.

According to the ministry, as many as 4,106 related deaths were reported from across the country on Monday, raising the death toll in the country to 274,390.

The number of total confirmed coronavirus cases in the country now has risen nearly 25 million.

The number of active cases stands at 35,16,997, accounting for 14.09 percent of the total infections. The national recovery rate has improved to 84.81 percent.

The health ministry said on Sunday that 10 states account for 74.69 percent of these cases.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,11,74,076, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.10 percent, it stated.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 31,64,23,658 samples had been tested up to May 16 including 15,73,515 tested on Sunday. — Agencies


May 17, 2021
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