Coronavirus Highlights: India Reports Over 2,200 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

India Covid Highlights: The active cases comprised 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Reports Over 2,200 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

India COVID-19 Live: India also reported 10 Covid-related deaths on Friday.

New Delhi:

India on Friday reported at least 2,259 new Covid cases, taking the total number of infections to 4,31,31,822. According to the Union Health Ministry, the active cases dipped to 15,044 in the last 24 hours.

India also reported 20 new Covid-related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 5,24,323.

A decrease of 228 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The active cases comprised 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.

Here are the Highlights updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

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May 20, 2022 11:34 (IST)
Shanghai Reports New Cases After 5 Days of 'Zero Covid'

Shanghai reported new COVID-19 cases outside quarantined areas for the first time after five days of no infections, prompting stricter curbs in a district, but plans to end a prolonged city-wide lockdown on June 1 appeared to remain on track.

The commercial hub of 25 million found three new cases outside quarantined areas in one district on May 19. Infections also rose inside strictly controlled areas.

All three, from the same family, had taken three vaccine doses, and their infection was discovered during regular testing in Qingpu district, authorities said.

May 20, 2022 09:49 (IST)
COVID-19 UPDATE - MAY 20


2,259 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

The number of Covid-related deaths in last 24 hours: 20

India's active caseload currently stands at 15,044.

Active cases stand at 0.03%.

2,614 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases total recoveries to 4,25,92,455.

Recovery Rate currently at 98.75%.

Daily positivity rate (0.50%).

Weekly positivity rate (0.53%).

84.58 crore total tests conducted so far; 4,51,179 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

191.96 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under nationwide vaccination drive.
May 20, 2022 07:31 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Logs 42 New COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours

Tamil Nadu today recorded 42 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the cumulative infections in the state to 34,54,764.

27 men and 15 women in the state tested positive through RT-PCR test in the last 24 hours, according to a bulletin from the state health department. The tally, however, remained unchanged at 38,025.

Including 41 people who got discharged after treatment in the last 24 hours, the net recoveries in the state rose to 34,16,417. The number of active cases remained 322.

Chennai accounted for a maximum of 23 new infections, followed by Chengalpattu with 5, Tiruvallur: 3, Coimbatore and Kancheepuram: 2 each, while Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Erode, Kanyakumari, Nilgiris, Salem and Virudhunagar recorded one case each, respectively, the bulletin said.
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