India posts highest 24-hour peak for fifth consecutive day

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More than 2.4 million samples have been tested so far, the center said (Representation)

New Delhi:

India recorded a record one-day jump of 64,399 new coronavirus patients on Sunday, bringing the country’s COVID count to more than 21 lakh, the Union Health Ministry said, adding that more than 14.8 lakh patients have recovered so far.

India has so far recorded 43,379 COVID-related deaths.

With the latest increase, the number of coronaviruses in the country reached 21,53,011 cases, of which 6,28,747 are active cases. The recovery rate on Sunday was 68.78%, compared to 68.32% on Saturday. India, with a population of nearly 138 crore, has tested more than 2.4 crore of samples so far.

India, the third country most affected by the pandemic in the world, has seen a one-day higher increase in COVID-19 cases than the United States and Brazil in the past five days.

Here are the updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases:

Coronavirus News: COVID-19 death toll in Bengal stands at 2,059
West Bengal reported another 54 deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 2,059, the state’s health department said in a bulletin, PTI news agency reported. A total of 2,939 new cases brought the number of cases to 95,554, he said. Kolkata accounted for the highest number of 21 deaths, followed by the neighboring district of North 24 Parganas (15). Of the 54 deaths, 53 were due to co-morbidities where COVID-19 was accidental, the department said. Kolkata was also at the top of the list of new cases (615), while North 24 Parganas reported 588 infections. As of Saturday, 1,996 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the number recovered to 67,120, according to the bulletin.

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