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India’s active Covid-19 caseload breaches 2 million-mark

By Mirror Desk Updated: Apr 20, 2021 7:18 pm

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, April 20 (EMN): India’s active Covid-19 caseload reached 20,31,977 on Tuesday as 2,59,170 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data released by the Union Ministry Of Health and Family Welfare.

Ten states – Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan – account for 77.67% of the new cases; and Maharashtra leads the pack of states with the highest daily new cases at 58,924, followed by Uttar Pradesh with 28,211 and New Delhi with 23,686.

The country’s Covid tally has reached 1,52,21,089 as new cases surpassed two lakh for six consecutive days.

India recorded 1,761 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,80,530 and the national mortality rate currently stands at 1.18%.

Meanwhile, the country also registered 1,54,761 recoveries in the last 24 hours, increasing the number of recoveries to 1,31,08,582 at an 85.56% recovery rate.

In terms of vaccination, 12,71,29,113 (about 12.71 crore) vaccine doses have been administered through 18,83,241 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Tuesday.

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