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Coronavirus: India reports less than 2 lakh cases for first time in about 40 days

The trajectory of declining fresh coronavirus infections continues further with 1,96,427 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

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Published on 25 May 2021 4:53 AM GMT

Coronavirus: India reports less than 2 lakh cases for first time in about 40 days
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DELHI: Coronavirus has spread like wildfire in the second wave of the pandemic in India. It doesn't seem to end anytime soon. The second wave of COVID 19 has proven to be harmful and fatal.

India on Tuesday posted 196,427 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, its lowest daily rise in infections since April 14, while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 3,511.

The country's overall case load now stands at 26.95 million, while total fatalities are at 307,231, according to health ministry data.

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According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country recorded 3,26,850 fresh recoveries in the last 24 hours, outnumbering new cases.

This is the eighth consecutive day when India has recorded less than 3 lakh new cases.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 33,25,94,176 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to May 22. Of them, 20,58,112 samples were tested on Monday.

According to the Union Health Ministry, as many as 19,85,38,999 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far since the commencement of the vaccination drive on January 16.

On May 19, India recorded the highest single-day COVID-19 fatalities with 4,529 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

Amid the rising number of black and white fungus cases in the country, a person has now been diagnosed with a yellow fungus infection. In the national capital region (NCR), it has been witnessed first in Ghaziabad on Monday (May 24, 2021) and the yellow fungus is reportedly more dangerous than the black and white fungus.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister on Monday morning said that so far, 5,424 cases of Mucormycosis have been reported in 18 states and UTs.

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