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India records 3.66 lakh new Covid cases, 3,700 fatalities in 24 hours

By Saima Siddiqui 
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India records 3.66 lakh new Covid cases, 3,700 fatalities in 24 hours

New Delhi: India’s daily coronavirus caseload retreated from the 4 lakh mark on Monday, while its daily rise in fatalities also went down after two straight days of more than 4,000 fatalities.

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The health ministry reported 366,161 new Covid-19 infections and 3,754 more deaths. India’s total caseload now stands at 22.66 million, with 246,116 deaths.

The number of active cases of the coronavirus infection in the country has gone up to 37,45,237, accounting for 16.53 per cent of its total caseload, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 82.39 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has climbed to 1,86,71,222, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.09 per cent, according to the data.

Over the last week (May 3 to May 9) India reported more than 27,000 deaths and over 27.4 lakh new cases, its highest weekly Covid numbers to date.

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However, the growth of cases in this period, at 5 per cent, was also the lowest during the second wave, indicating that perhaps the second wave had reached, or was nearing its peak.

Deaths grew at a faster pace of nearly 15 per cent, with the daily case fatality rate crossing 1 per cent for the first time in the second wave in the last three days.

India’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, the 30-lakh mark on August 23, the 40-lakh mark on September 5 and the 50-lakh mark on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19 last year. The figure crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 30,37,50,077 samples have been tested so far, for the viral disease across the country, including 14,74,606 on Sunday.

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