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Recoveries outnumber daily Covid cases 3rd time in 4 days

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By IANS Updated: May 14, 2021 9:29 pm
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A medic administers Covid-19 vaccine dose to a beneficiary, at a vaccination centre, in Ghaziabad on Friday. (PTI)

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS): Recoveries from Covid-19 registered at 3,44,776 in the last 24 hours, on Friday outnumbered India’s daily new Covid cases for the third time in the last four days.

India’s cumulative recoveries surpassed two crore (2,00,79,599) on Friday pushing the national recovery rate to 83.5 per cent. The active caseload at 37,04,893 shows a net decline of 5,632 cases in the last 24 hours that comprises 15.41 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

Meanwhile, 3,43,144 fresh Covid-19 cases and 4,000 deaths were reported in the country in the past 24 hours. India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,40,46,809 including active cases and 2,62,317 deaths.

The Union Health Ministry said 10 states account for 71.16 per cent of the new recoveries with Maharashtra on top with 54,535 cases followed by Karnataka (34,057), Kerala (33,733), Uttar Pradesh (19,425), Tamil Nadu (19,287), West Bengal (19,181), Andhra Pradesh (18, 638), Haryana (16,041), Gujarat (15,269) and Delhi (15,189).

The Ministry also mentioned that 12 states cumulatively account for 79.7 per cent of India’s total active cases with Karnataka (5,93,098), Maharashtra (5,35,704), Kerala (4,39268) on top followed by Rajasthan (2,11,889), Uttar Pradesh (2,04, 658), Andhra Pradesh (2,01,042), Tamil Nadu (1,83,772), West Bengal (1,30,213), Gujarat (1,22,847), Chhattisgarh (1,19,450), Madhya Pradesh (1,08,116) and Haryana (1,03,140).

96-year-old Delhi woman beats Covid

96-year-old Pushpa Sharma poses for a photo after she recovered from Covid-19, at her residence in Shahdara area of New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)

New Delhi, May 14 (PTI) Pushpa Sharma is the new talk of the town in Delhi’s Shahdara area where her neighbours are amazed by the grit of the woman, who has recovered from Covid-19 at the age of 96 years.

Her family members, who too were down with the deadly virus, credit her “willpower” and the “positive atmosphere” at their home for her recovery at a time when the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit the country hard.

Sharma, who lives with her son Arun Kumar (67) and daughter-in-law Meena (64) in Naveen Shahdara, tested positive for the infection on April 18, but was under treatment at home, and doctors confirmed her recovery on May 9 following tests, her grandson Kunal (35) said.

He said it was almost a fortnight of challenging times for the whole family but ‘Chaai ji’ — as Sharma is fondly addressed by everyone in the family and neighbourhood — has finally recovered from the severe infection and looks good.

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By IANS Updated: May 14, 2021 9:29:59 pm