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Daily Covid fatalities see slight dip, new cases remain over 4 lakh

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Daily Covid fatalities see slight dip, new cases remain over 4 lakh

New Delhi: The single day Covid tally in India sees a slight dip with around 4,092 people succumbing to the disease on Sunday against previous day 4,100 fatalities. Country’s cumulative death toll now stands at 2,42,362.

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As per Union health ministry on Sunday morning, as much as 4,03,738 more people were tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total caseload to 2,22,96,414.

The daily tally has only seen a slight increase when compared to Saturday. However, the country has seen over 4 lakh cases for five consecutive days now.

If we talk about the recovery rate in India, around 3,86,444 were discharged across the nation in the same duration, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,83,17,404.

As a result, there are 37,36,648 active cases in the country currently. The tally only rose slightly as it stood at 37,23,446 the day before.

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Meanwhile, over 30,22,75,471 samples for Covid-19 have been tested so far, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Out of these, 18,65,428 samples were tested on Saturday. The testing number went up by a few thousand as it stood at 18,08,344 on Friday.

The country has so far administered 16,94,39,663 anti-Covid jabs.

The nationwide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting the jabs first. The drive for frontline workers started on 2 February.

The next phase of Covid-19 vaccination commenced on March 1 for those over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

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The Centre launched Covid vaccination for all those aged above 45 from April 1.

The implementation of the Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy for inoculating those in the age group of 18-44 years started from May 1 amid many states flagging a shortage of vaccines.

To combat the deadly pandemic, India received 2,060 oxygen concentrators, 30,000 vials of Remdesivir, 467 ventilators and three oxygen generation plants from US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), Switzerland, Poland, the Netherlands and Israel on Friday.

According to the health ministry, India has been receiving international donations and aid of Covid-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since 27 April from different countries and organisations.

“Cumulatively, 6,608 Oxygen Concentrators, 3,856 Oxygen Cylinders, 14 Oxygen Generation Plants, 4,330 ventilators/Bi PAP and about three lakh Remdesivir vials have been delivered/ dispatched, from April 27 to May 7,” the ministry said.

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