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COVID-19 : India sees 20,528 new cases in the last 24 hours; active cases cross 1.43 lakh

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Sunday, India reported 20,528 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours,taking to the total tally reached 4,37,50,599, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated. The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 1,43,449, the health ministry data showed today.

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With 49 deaths reported due to this infection in last 24 hours. The total death toll climbed to 5,25,709. The country also reported 17,790 recoveries in a day. The 49 new fatalities include 17 from Kerala, eight from Maharashtra, six from West Bengal, three each from Karnataka and Punjab, two each from Assam, Delhi, Jharkhand and one each from Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Pondicherry, Tripura and Uttarakhand.

According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday, the country saw a total of 17,790 discharges in the last 24 hours. The number of people who have recovered from the disease has increased to 4,30,81,441, while the case fatality rate has been recorded at 1.20 per cent.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, An increase of 2,689 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.32 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.47 per cent, the ministry said. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) reported, 86,94,25,632 samples have been tested up to July 16 for COVID-19. Of these 3,92,569 samples were tested on Saturday.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 5.23 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 4.55 per cent, according to the ministry. According to the Union Health Ministry data updated, The cumulative doses administered under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 199.98 crore on Sunday at 8 am.

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