Coronavirus Highlights: India Records 2,323 New COVID-19 Cases, 25 Deaths In 24 Hours

India COVID-19 Highlights: A decrease of 48 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Records 2,323 New COVID-19 Cases, 25 Deaths In 24 Hours

India Covid Highlights: The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75%

New Delhi:

India recorded 2,323 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 4,31,34,145. According to the Union Health Ministry, the active cases dipped to 14,996 today.

India also reported 25 new Covid-related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 5,24,348.

A decrease of 48 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 on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

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Madhya Pradesh reports 43 COVID-19 cases, no death
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Delhi logs 479 COVID-19 cases; positivity rate at 2.06%
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Puducherry reports seven new COVID-19 cases
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Active Case Count Hits Zero, Manipur Turns Coronavirus-Free

Manipur became a coronavirus-free state with three active COVID-19 patients recovering from the disease, a health department official said.

The active case count in the northeastern state hit zero for the first time in the last 26 months, Health Services Director Dr K Rajo Singh said.

The caseload remained at 1,37,230, he said.

Altogether, 1,35,110 people have so far recuperated from the disease.

The number of deaths due to the infection stood at 2,120, Dr Singh said on Friday evening.

At least 71 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Friday, and no report was found positive for the infection, he added.
May 21, 2022 09:46 (IST)

India recorded 2,323 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours

Number of Covid-related deaths in last 24 hours: 25 (Kerala added 23 backlog deaths)

India's active Covid caseload currently stands at 14,996

192.12 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive

Active cases stand at 0.03%

Recovery rate currently at 98.75%

2,346 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,25,94,801

Daily positivity rate (0.47%)

Weekly positivity rate (0.51%)

84.63 crore total tests conducted so far; 4,99,382 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
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