India Covid Updates: The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent
India today reported at least 2,338 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,58,087. The active cases also increased to 17,883, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The number of death due to COVID-19 climbed to 5,24,630 with 19 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent, the ministry said.
An increase of 185 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.60 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.56 per cent, according to the ministry.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:
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Telangana Adds 59 New COVID-19 Cases
Telangana on Tuesday recorded 59newCOVID-19cases taking the tally to 7,93,277.
Hyderabad reported the highest number of cases with 44. A Health department bulletin said 40 people recuperated from the infection raising the cumulative number of recoveries till date to 7,88,731.
The recovery rate stood at 99.43 per cent.
No fresh fatality occurred due to the infectious disease and the death toll continued to be 4,111.
Over 193.55 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses Administered In India
The cumulative COVID
-19 vaccine dosesadministeredin
the country crossed 193.55crore
on Tuesday, the Union health ministry said.
More than 9 lakh vaccinedoses have been administered till 7 pm on Tuesday. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, it said.
A total of 50,773 precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administeredin those aged 18-59 years till 7 pm on Tuesday, taking the total precaution doses given in this age group to 23,31,769 so far, according to the health ministry data.
So far, 3.40 crore children in the age group of 12-14 years have been administered the first dose while 5.95 crore adolescents in the age group of 15-18 years have been given the first dose.
Mumbai Logs 500 Plus COVID-19 Cases For First Time Since February 6
Mumbai on Tuesday recorded 506 fresh COVID-19cases, the highest daily count since February 6 this year, which raised the tally of infections to 10,65,802, a civic official said.
The number of activecases went past 2,500 and reached 2,526.
The number of recoveries in Mumbai stands at 10,43,710 while the COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 19,566 with no fresh fatalities being reported during the day, the official said.
West Bengal's Active COVID-19 Tally Rises To 353
WestBengal reported 49 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the Health Department said.
The toll remained at 21,204 as no new deaths happened in the state due to the disease, it said.
The state has so far reported 20.19 lakh COVID-19 cases.
Delhi Records 373 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death
Delhi logged 373fresh coronavirus cases with a positivity rate of 2.15 per cent and onedeath due to the infection in a span of 24 hours, according to data shared by the city health department on Tuesday.
With this, the national capital's COVID-19 tally has gone up to 19,06,896 and the death toll due to the viral disease has climbed to 26,210.
A total of 17,371 Covid tests were conducted in the city on Monday, the department said in its latest bulletin.
Delhi recorded 212 freshCOVID-19cases and onedeath due to the disease on Monday, while the positivity rate was 2.42 per cent.
At 711, Maharashtra Logs Highest Daily COVID-19 Count In Over 3 Months
Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 711 new cases of coronavirus, a sharp rise from 431 logged the previous day and the highestdailycount since February 27, while one more patient succumbed to the infection even as the active tally inched closer to the 3,500-mark, the health department said.
With these additions, the state's overall COVID-19 tally rose to 78,87,086, while the death toll increased to 1,47,860, the department said in a bulletin.
On Monday, the state had recorded 431 fresh cases, but zero fatality.
The tally of 711 cases registered in a 24-hour period was the highest since February 27 when the state had recorded 782 infections.
New COVID-19 Cases Near 100 Per Day Mark In Tamil Nadu
Inching towards a grim over 100casesperdaymark, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday logged 98 newCOVID-19infections, including two returnees from the United States and Kerala respectively, pushing the tally to 34,55,474, the health department said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the viral disease rose to 34,16,907 with 49 more people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, leaving 542 active COVID-19cases.
Chengalpet and Chennai districts accounted for a majority of cases with 46 and 44 respectively. Coimbatore and Tiruvallur added four while Kancheepuram and Vellore added one case each.
The death toll in the state stood at 38,025 as no fatality was recorded in the last 24 hours, it said.
One Fresh Case In Jammu And Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir reported one new Covid case on Tuesday that took the infection tally to 4,54,249, officials said.
The only case was reported from Jammu district, they said.
There are 54 active cases, while the overall recoveries have reached 4,49,443, officials said.
The COVID-19 death toll stands at 4,752. No Covid-related fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, officials said.
There were 51 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus), they added.
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Puducherry Logs 5 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours
Puducherry registered five fresh cases of coronavirus during last 24 hours ending 10 am today, raising the aggregate to 1,65,859.
The department of health examined 1,273 samples today and detected the new cases.
Director of Health G Sriramulu said in a release that the active cases were 16 after recovery of five cases. There was no fatality during last 24 hours in any of the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam and the tally remained 1,962.
The overall recoveries stood at 1,63,881. The Health Department has examined so far 22,52,228 samples and found 18,97,138 out of them to be negative.
The test positivity rate today was 0.39 percent while fatality and recovery rates were 1.18 percent and 98.81 percent, respectively.
The Department of Health has administered so far 17,08,594 doses which comprised 9,67,164 first doses, 7,17,578 second doses and 23,852 booster doses.
One New COVID-19 Case In Andamans
One new COVID-19 case was reported in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking the caseload to 10,046, a health bulletin said today.
The fresh patient has a travel history, it said.
The archipelago now has three active cases, while two patients recuperated from the disease on Monday, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,914.
At least 129 patients have succumbed to the infection so far.
The administration has thus far tested over 7.38 lakh samples for COVID-19, and fully vaccinated 3.39 lakh people.
Maharashtra's Thane Records 51 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours
With the addition of 51 new COVID-19 cases, the infection tally in Maharashtra's Thane district has risen to 7,09,992, an official said today.
These new cases were reported on Monday, he said.
The number of deaths due to Covid in the district remained unchanged at 11,895 and the COVID-19 mortality rate stood at 1.67 per cent, he added.
In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count stood at 1,63,612 and the number of deaths at 3,407, another official said.
COVID-19 UPDATE - MAY 31
India records 2,338 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Number of deaths due to COVID-19 in last 24 hours: 19
India's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 17,883
193.45 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive
Active cases stand at 0.04%
Recovery rate currently at 98.74%
2,134 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases total recoveries to 4,26,15,574
Daily positivity rate (0.64%)
Weekly Positivity Rate (0.61%)
85.04 crore total tests conducted so far; 3,63,883 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
India records 2,338 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, marginally lower than the day before