Coronavirus India Cases: Active Cases Continue To Drop; 3,847 Deaths In A Day
A health worker administers a dose of Covishield at a Covid-19 vaccination center set up at the BLK Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi. (Photographer: Sumit Dayal/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Cases: Active Cases Continue To Drop; 3,847 Deaths In A Day

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Active cases of Covid-19 in India continued to drop but, that did little to curb the daily fatality rate.

Just over 2.11 lakh people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on May 27. Recoveries during the same period were significantly higher at nearly 2.83 lakh.

As a result, active cases dropped to 24.2 lakh, still accounting for about 9% of the nation’s total caseload.

3,847 patients succumbed to the illness in the same day, taking India’s total death toll to 3.15 lakh.

To be sure, data on Covid-19 cases and related deaths may be severely deficient as several states have inadequate testing, chronic underreporting and have been attributing the casualties to other causes.

Key Figures

  • Total confirmed cases: 2,73,69,093
  • Active cases: 24,19,907
  • Total patients cured/discharged: 2,46,33,951
  • Total deaths: 3,15,235
  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 2,11,298
  • One-day recoveries: 2,83,135
  • One-day deaths: 3,847
  • Total vaccination shots administered: 20,39,087
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