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India records 91,702 new Covid cases, 3,403 fatalities

By Saima Siddiqui 
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India records 91,702 new Covid cases, 3,403 fatalities

New Delhi: India recorded 91,702 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking country’s caseload to over 2.9 crore. While, the death toll surged to more than 3.7 lakh after 3,403 Covid-related deaths were recorded on Thursday.

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MUMBAI: Maharashtra on Thursday added 1,522 past deaths—the highest in a single day during the almost month-long data reconciliation exercise—to the state’s total toll, taking it to 1,03,748.
Fatalities recorded in the state on Thursday were 393, second-highest in June, while new Covid cases crept up above 12,000 (12,207) after three days.
Since the reconciliation process of adding up deaths that occurred over a week earlier or may have been missed in the daily tabulation exercise began on May 17, the state has added a total of 11,617 deaths. The figure is higher than the 10,645 deaths recorded as the total daily toll (deaths in the previous 24 hours or within a week of that date) in the last three weeks and accounts for over 11% of the state’s total Covid toll since the pandemic began.

India’s cumulative death tally on Thursday further rose after Maharashtra added 1,522 past deaths—the highest in a single day during the almost month-long data reconciliation exercise. Now Maharashtra’s Covid fatalities stands at 1,03,748. While, death recorded in the state on Thursday were 393, second-highest in June, while new Covid cases crept up above 12,000 (12,207) after three days. 

Since the reconciliation process of adding up deaths that occurred over a week earlier or may have been missed in the daily tabulation exercise began on May 17, the state has added a total of 11,617 deaths. The figure is higher than the 10,645 deaths recorded as the total daily toll (deaths in the previous 24 hours or within a week of that date) in the last three weeks and accounts for over 11% of the state’s total Covid toll since the pandemic began.

Tamil Nadu remains the highest contributor with 16,813 cases. Active cases have dropped further to 11.21 lakh.

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