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India reports 2,73,810 fresh COVID-19 cases, 1619 fatalities over 24 hours

NEW DELHI: The total number of COVID-19 cases in India has gone up to 1,50,61,919, with as many as 2,73,810 new cases have being reported in the past 24 hours.

In the last 24 hours, 1,619 COVID-related deaths have been reported in the country, bringing the total death toll to 1,78,769.

The number of active cases has risen for the 40th day in a row to 19,29,329, accounting for 12.81 % of total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has fallen to 86%, according to the Union Health Ministry.

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According to union health ministry data, the number of people who have recovered from the disease has increased to 1,29,53,821, while the case fatality rate has decreased to 1.19 %.

The country currently has 19,29,329 active cases.

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According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 13,56,133 samples were tested on Sunday, and, as of April 18, a total of 26,78,94,549 samples had been tested across the country.

The health ministry emphasised that 70 % of the deaths occurred due to co-morbidities”

Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country till date is 12,38,52,566.

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