India records 2.81 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 4,106 deaths in 24hr

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / PTI . New Delhi | Published: 13:07, May 17,2021

 
 

Relatives mourn as they arrive for the cremation of their loved one who died due to the Covid-19, at a crematorium in New Delhi on May 11, 2021. — AFP file photo

India’s Covid-19 tally mounted to 2,49,65,463 on Monday with 2,81,386 fresh Covid-19 cases, the lowest in 27 days, while the death toll climbed to 2,74,390 with 4,106 fatalities, according to Union health ministry data.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,11,74,076, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.10 per cent, it stated.

The number of active cases stands at 35,16,997, accounting for 14.09 per cent of the total infections. The national recovery rate has improved to 84.81 per cent, the data updated at 8:00am showed.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 31,64,23,658 samples had been tested up to May 16 including 15,73,515 tested on Sunday.

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