Coronavirus India Update: At 1.73 lakh new cases, India sees lowest daily rise in 45 days

Coronavirus India Update: At 1.73 lakh new cases, India sees lowest daily rise in 45 days A boy wearing a face mask is seen on a bus (Source: Xinhua)

New Delhi: India reported less than 2-lakh cases in the last 24 hours after a slight peak on May 27. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country reported 1,73,790 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday (May 29). 

2,84,601 discharges & 3,617 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 2,77,29,247. Active caseload further declines to 22,28,724 with active cases decrease by 1,14,428 in the last 24 hours. 

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The total discharges stand at 2,51,78,011 while the death toll is at 3,22,512. Recovery rate has increased to 90.80%. Weekly positivity rate is currently at 9.84%, daily at 8.36%, less than 10% for 5 consecutive days, as per the Ministry.

The vaccination tally in the country reached 20,89,02,445. 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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