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India Records 1,675 New Covid Cases, 17% Lower Than Previous Day

India on Monday expressed dismay and concern over the WHO's recent report on all-cause excess mortality estimates, saying authentic data published by the statutory authority has not been taken into account.

New Delhi: India reported 1,675 new Covid-19 cases, 31 deaths and 1,635 recoveries made in the last 24 hours. The cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 192.5 crore, the Union Health Ministry said.

The active cases stood at 14,841 and comprised of 0.03 per cent of total infections.

Mumbai reported 150 new coronavirus cases on Monday, 63 less compared to the previous day, but no death due to the infection was registered in the city, the civic body said.

Delhi on Monday reported 268 fresh COVID-19 cases, while the positivity rate stood at 2.69 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. With this, Delhi’s COVID-19 tally increased to 19,03,822. The death toll remained unchanged at 26,201.

A total of 9,976 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the national capital the previous day, the department said in its latest bulletin.

Maharashtra on Monday recorded 208 COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s tally to 78,83,010, while the death toll stayed unchanged at 1,47,856 for the fifth consecutive day, an official said.

The addition to the tally, which included 150 cases from Mumbai, was a significant drop from the 326 cases recorded on Sunday, he pointed out.

With this, Mumbai’s overall tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 10,63,058, while the death toll remained unchanged at 19,566, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a bulletin.

Tamil Nadu recorded 35 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the cumulative infections in the State to 34,54,925 so far.

Twenty-seven new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Telangana on Monday taking the tally in the state to 7,92,898, a health department bulletin said.

India on Monday expressed dismay and concern over the WHO’s recent report on all-cause excess mortality estimates, saying authentic data published by the statutory authority has not been taken into account.

Addressing the World Health Assembly, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya conveyed the collective disappointment of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare, a representative body of health ministers from all states of India, which had passed a unanimous resolution regarding the approach and methodology of the World Health Organization (WHO) on its excess mortality report.

In a report released on May 5, the WHO estimated that nearly 15 million people were killed globally either by the coronavirus or by its impact on overwhelmed health systems in the past two years, more than double the official death count of six million.

Most of the fatalities were in Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas. According to the report, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths in India — 10 times the official figure and almost a third of Covid deaths globally.

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