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India adds 64,531 COVID-19 cases, 1,092 deaths; recovery reaches 73.64 pc

New Delhi: India recorded 64,531 fresh COVID-19 cases and 1,092 more deaths in past 24 hours, taking the case tally to 27,67,273 and death toll to 52,889, Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

On the brighter note, the recovery rate improved to 73.64 per cent with highest 60,091 more patients overcoming the disease. The total number of recoveries now stand at 20,37,871.

As per the health update, the active cases increased by 3,348 to 6,76,514.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 8,01,518 samples were tested on Tuesday. Interestingly, the number of tests conducted have declined, as on Monday, they were nearly nine lakhs.
The total tests conducted stand at 3,17,42,782.

The maximum number of cases come from Maharashtra with 6,15,477, followed by Tamil Nadu 3,45,694 and Andhra Pradesh 3,06,261.

In fatalities, again highest 20,999 were recorded in Maharashtra, 6,007 in Tamil Nadu and 2,820 in Andhra Pradesh.

Globally, United States remains the worst-infected with more than 56 lakh cases, followed by Brazil, recording over 34 lakh infections. In deaths, the US registered highest 1.75 lakh fatalities and 1.10 lakh were recorded in Brazil.

The novel coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year. The World Health Organisation declared it as pandemic on March 11. The deadly virus has since spread to 213 countries and territories.

In India, the first case and death was recorded on January 31 and March 13 respectively

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