Coronavirus India Update: 1.52 lakh new cases reported, lowest in 50 days

Coronavirus India Update: 1.52 lakh new cases reported, lowest in 50 days A cyclist pedals past a graffiti depicting coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis (Photo Credit: PTI)

New Delhi: India reported lowest daily new cases of 1.52 lakh in 50 days. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country reported 1,52,734 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday (May 31).

2,38,022 discharges & 3,128 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, as per the Health Ministry. The new COVID-19 cases pushed the country’s total tally to 2,80,47,534 . The active caseload declined to 20,26,092 after cases decreased by 88,416 in the last 24 hours.

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COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 91.60%. The weekly positivity rate is currently at 9.04% and daily positivity rate at 9.07%, less than 10% for 7 consecutive days, as per the Ministry.

The total discharges stand at 2,56,92,342 while the death toll is at 3,29,100. The vaccination tally in the country reached 21,31,54,129. The spike in new cases crossed the 4-lakh mark in the country on April 30. The cases have been rising since mid-April and had crossed the 3 Lakh mark within a week.   

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The new infections have been staying above 200,000-mark since April 15. The new cases have been increasing at an alarming pace since the country broke the one lakh case barrier on April 4 when it reported 1,03,558 new COVID-19 cases. Within a fortnight, the numbers have doubled, sounding alarm bells throughout the country as medical infrastructure, doctors and patients grapple with resource crunch.


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