Coronavirus Highlights: India Reports 1,675 New COVID-19 Cases, 31 Deaths In 24 Hours

India COVID-19 Highlights: The active cases comprise 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 1,675 New COVID-19 Cases, 31 Deaths In 24 Hours

India Covid Cases: The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75% (Representational)

New Delhi:

India reported 1,675 new coronavirus cases today, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,40,068, while the active cases increased to 14,841, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The number of Covid-related deaths reached 5,24,490 with 31 more people dying due to the virus, the data showed.

The active cases comprise 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 LIVE updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

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May 24, 2022 23:45 (IST)
Chhattisgarh sees 15 COVID-19 cases, no death; active tally stands at 62

Chhattisgarh on Tuesday recorded 15 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 11,52,403, while the death toll remained unchanged at 14,034, an official said.

The 15 cases, at a positivity rate of 0.37 per cent, included five cases in Bilaspur and three in Raipur, while 14 districts have no active case at present, he said.

The recovery count increased by four to touch 11,38,307, leaving the state with 62 active cases, the official said.

With 4,053 samples examined during the day, the tally of tests carried out so far in Chhattisgarh went up to 1,77,20,510, he added.

May 24, 2022 23:45 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh sees 33 COVID-19 cases; lone death in Indore takes toll to 10,736

The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 10,42,276 on Tuesday after the detection of 33 cases, while the death toll increased by one to touch 10,736, an official said.

An 80-year-old woman who was fully vaccinated but was suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes succumbed to the infection in Indore, the official said.

The positivity rate stood at 0.5 per cent, while the recovery count rose by 18 and stood at 10,31,251, leaving the state with 289 active cases, he informed.

With 5,806 samples examined during the day, the number of tests in MP went up to 2,92,52,917, he added.

May 24, 2022 23:18 (IST)
Tamil Nadu logs 59 new COVID-19 cases

Tamil Nadu on Tuesday recorded 59 fresh coronavirus infections, including a returnee from the United Arab Emirates, pushing the overall tally to 34,54,984, while the death toll remained unchanged at 38,025, the Health department said.

Among the new cases, 30 are men and 29 women, the bulletin stated.

Chennai accounted for majority of the new cases with 26. Chengalpet recorded 19 infections followed by Tiruvallur (4), Coimbatore (3), Kancheepuram (2) while Kanyakumari, Madurai, Ramanathapuram and Salem recorded one case each.
May 24, 2022 22:53 (IST)
Gujarat logs 35 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 186
Gujarat on Tuesday recorded 35 new cases of COVID-19 that raised the tally of infections to 12,24,967, an official from the state health department said.

With the addition of 31 patients discharged from hospitals during the day, the count of recoveries reached 12,13,837, while the toll stood at 10,944, as no new casualties were reported during the day, he said.

The state is now left with 186 active cases, the official said.

Of the latest cases, Ahmedabad reported 24, followed by Vadodara with seven, Surat with two, and Kheda and Rajkot with one case each, he said.
May 24, 2022 22:39 (IST)
Maharashtra sees 338 COVID-19 cases, highest since March 9; active tally now 2,039

Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 338 COVID-19 cases, the highest since March 9, taking the tally in the state to 78,83,348, while one death put the toll at 1,47,857, an official said.

The addition to the tally on March 9 was 359, while it was 208 on Monday, the official pointed out.

Mumbai accounted for 218 of the new cases, while the lone death was reported in Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation limits in Thane district, which is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, he said.
May 24, 2022 21:33 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Mumbai sees rise in addition to tally, reports 218 COVID-19 cases; active count now 1,430

Mumbai on Tuesday reported 218 COVID-19 cases, which is a substantial rise from the 150 cases registered a day earlier, taking the tally in the metropolis to 10,63,276, while the death toll remained unchanged at 19,566, a civic official said.

Out of 218 new COVID-19 patients, 201 were asymptomatic, while none of the 17 who were hospitalised needed oxygen support, the official said, adding that just 48 of the 24,488 hospital beds earmarked for the pandemic are currently occupied.

It was also the eighth consecutive day when the addition to the tally was above the 100-mark, he pointed out.
May 24, 2022 20:42 (IST)
Maharashtra Reports 338 COVID-19 Cases, Highest Since March 9

Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded 338 COVID-19 cases, the highest since March 9, taking the tally in the state to 78,83,348, while one death put the toll at 1,47,857, an official said.

The addition to the tally on March 9 was 359, while it was 208 on Monday, the official pointed out.

Mumbai accounted for 218 of the new cases, while the lone death was reported in Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation limits in Thane district, which is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, he said.

So far, 77,33,452 persons have been discharged post recovery, including 276 in the last 24 hours, leaving the state with 2,039 active cases.
May 24, 2022 20:18 (IST)
Jammu and Kashmir reports 3 new COVID-19 cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported three new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the infection tally in the union territory to 4,54,207, officials said here.

All the three cases were reported from Jammu district, the officials said here.

There are 57 active cases in the union territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,49,398, they said.

The COVID-19 death toll in the union territory stands at 4,752 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours.

May 24, 2022 19:35 (IST)
Puducherry logs seven new COVID-19 cases

Puducherry logged seven fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall caseload to 1, 65,843, a senior official of the Department of Health said.

The union territory continued to record zero fatalities as the cumulative death toll remained at 1,962.

The seven new infections were detected at the end of the testing of 1,519 samples in the last 24 hours ending 10 AM on Tuesday, Director of Health G Sriramulu in a release here.

He said two patients recovered during the last 24 hours and the overall recoveries stood at 1,63,854.
May 24, 2022 19:35 (IST)
Mumbai Reports 218 New COVID-19 Cases

Mumbai on Tuesday reported 218 COVID-19 cases, which is a substantial rise from the 150 cases registered a day earlier, taking the tally in the metropolis to 10,63,276, while the death toll remained unchanged at 19,566, a civic official said.

Out of 218 new COVID-19 patients, 201 were asymptomatic, while none of the 17 who were hospitalised needed oxygen support, the official said, adding that just 48 of the 24,488 hospital beds earmarked for the pandemic are currently occupied.

The recovery count increased by 158 in the last 24 hours to touch 10,42,280, taking the active caseload in the city to 1,430, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said.
May 24, 2022 19:09 (IST)
Jammu And Kashmir Reports 3 New COVID-19 Cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported three new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the infection tally in the union territory to 4,54,207, officials said.

All the three cases were reported from Jammu district, the officials added.

There are 57 active cases in the union territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,49,398, they said.

The COVID-19 death toll in the union territory stands at 4,752 as no fresh fatality was reported in the last 24 hours.
May 24, 2022 18:09 (IST)
Puducherry Reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

Puducherry logged seven fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall caseload to 1,65,843, a senior official of the Department of Health said.

The union territory continued to record zero fatalities as the cumulative death toll remained at 1,962.

The seven new infections were detected at the end of the testing of 1,519 samples in the last 24 hours ending 10 AM on Tuesday, Director of Health G Sriramulu in a release here.
May 24, 2022 17:42 (IST)
COVID-19: Kerala to conduct special vaccination drive for children
The Kerala Health Department is gearing up to conduct a three-day COVID-19 vaccination drive exclusively for children from May 25.

The objective of the drive was to vaccinate as many children as possible in view of the reopening of the schools next month after summer vacation, state health minister Veena George said on Tuesday.

It is being organised in collaboration with schools, residents' associations and volunteer groups, she said adding that children can receive the shots in all major hospitals by registering in the COWIN portal or through spot registration at the respective centres.

School ID cards or Aadhaar cards are mandatory for children to get vaccinated, the minister said and directed the officials concerned to ensure that all children of this age group are vaccinated in the state.
May 24, 2022 15:37 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh's Indore Sees COVID-19 Death After 6 Months

Madhya Pradesh's Indore city has reported a COVID-19 casualty after nearly six months, with the death of an 80-year-old woman at a private hospital, a health official said today.

The woman, who had taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, was suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes since a long time, he said.

After nearly six months, a patient succumbed to COVID-19 infection at a private hospital in the city on Monday, chief medical and health officer (CMHO) Dr BS Saitya said.

The woman was suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure for a long time and when her condition deteriorated, she was admitted to a hospital where she tested positive for coronavirus, he said.

Though the woman had taken both doses of the vaccine, doctors were unable to save her during treatment, the CMHO said.

Indore was the most affected city in the state due to COVID-19, but now infections have come down drastically.

As per official data, five new cases were reported in the city in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of infections to 2,07,973, including 1,462 fatalities.
May 24, 2022 15:31 (IST)
India's COVID Vaccination Coverage Exceeds 192.52 Crore

India's Covid vaccination coverage exceeded 192.52 (1,92,52,70,955) crores on Tuesday as per provisional reports by 7 pm, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Covid vaccination for the age group 12-14 years was started on March 16, 2022. So far, more than 3.30 Cr (3,30,30,574) adolescents have been administered with the first dose and 1,45,07,116 with the second dose of Covid vaccine.

According to the Ministry, of the total doses administered so far to the health care workers (HLW's), 1,04,06,595 have received the first dose, 1,00,35,344 have received the second vaccine dose and 51,36,312 have been administered the precaution dose.

Also, 1,84,18,391 frontline workers were administered the first dose, 1,75,75,713 with the second dose and 84,59,229 with the precaution doses.

A total of 55,69,01,963 vaccine doses were administered as the first dose, 48,77,63,523 vaccine doses were given as the second dose and 6,29,188 precaution doses as in the age group 18-44 years.

Similarly, for the age group of 45-59 years, 20,32,04,546 have received the first dose, 19,03,33,465 have received the second dose and 12,13,929 have been administered the precaution doses whereas, 12,70,59,147 vaccine doses were administered as the first dose, 11,86,75,559 as second and 1,77,09,427 as precaution doses to the people over 60 years.

In the age group 15-18 years, 5,92,29,834 doses have been administered as the first dose and 4,49,81,100 doses as the second dose.

Meanwhile, India reported 1,675 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.

With the addition of fresh cases, India's active cases stand at 14,841. The daily positivity rate of the country is 0.41 per cent.

A total of 1,635 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 4,26,00,737.

The country also reported 31 COVID-related fatalities, increasing the total reported death count to 5,24,490.
May 24, 2022 14:26 (IST)
21 New COVID-19 Cases In Maharashtra's Thane In 24 Hours

With the addition of 21 new COVID-19 cases, the infection count in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 7,09,575, an official said today.

These new cases were reported on Monday, he said.

The number of deaths in the district remained unchanged at 11,895 and the COVID-19 mortality rate stood at 1.67 per cent, he said.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the COVID-19 case count stood at 1,63,612 and the fatality toll at 3,407, another official said.
May 24, 2022 10:06 (IST)
COVID-19 UPDATE - MAY 24

India records 1,675 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours

Number of Covid-related deaths in last 24 hours: 31

India's active Covid caseload currently stands at 14,841

192.52 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%

1,635 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases the total recoveries to 4,26,00,737

Daily positivity rate (0.41%)

Weekly positivity rate (0.49%)

84.74 crore total tests conducted so far; 4,07,626 tests conducted in the last 24 hours
May 24, 2022 08:59 (IST)
Just-In: India records 1,675 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 17 per cent lower than the day before
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