Daily Covid Count Increases To 2858 Cases

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  • Daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.59 per cent, said health ministry.
  • The total death toll in the country is now at 5,24,201.
  • India saw a total of 3,355 discharges in the last 24 hours.

New Delhi: India on Saturday reported 2,858 Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths in 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said in its report. With this, the caseload has surged to 43,119,112, while the active cases were declined by 508 in a 24-hour span. Altogether India has a total of 18,096 active Covid cases as of May 14th.

The daily recovery has increased to 3,355 while cumulatively 4,25,76,815 have been recuperated to date, accounting for 98.74% of the total cases. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.59% and the weekly positivity rate was 0.66%, according to the health ministry.

Among the 2,858 Covid-19 cases, Delhi accounts for the most number of Covid cases at 899 with a positivity rate of 3.34%. On the other hand, Maharashtra recorded 263 new Covid infections and two pandemic-related deaths. The state’s Covid-19 caseload rose to 78,80,337 and death toll reached 1,47,853.

The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 191 crores, the Union Health Ministry added. More than 13 lakh vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm on Friday.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has notified that it cannot be said that the acute phase of Covid-19 has disappeared. The UN Health agency said this because several countries have not been able to end the emergency phase of the pandemic. Besides, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned during a press briefing this week that “the rising cases in more than 50 countries highlights the volatility of this virus”.

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