Coronavirus India Cases: Active Cases Drop To 30 Lakh But, Deaths Rise Yet Again
A person receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination site set up at the DLF Mall of India in Noida. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Cases: Active Cases Drop To 30 Lakh But, Deaths Rise Yet Again

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Active Covid-19 infections in India dropped to 30 lakh, offering a small relief to the healthcare system grappling with lack of critical infrastructure and supplies.

Nearly 2.6 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 21.

Recoveries during the same period were significantly higher at 3.57 lakh, taking active cases to a little over 30 lakh. They still account for more than 11.6% of the country’s total caseload.

Even as the rate of infection slowed down, India’s daily fatality rate remained dangerously high. 4,209 patients succumbed to the illness in a matter of 24 hours, taking the country’s total death toll to 2.9 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: 2,60,31,991
  • Number of active cases: 30,27,925
  • Total patients cured/discharged: 2,27,12,735
  • Total deaths: 2,91,331
  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 2,59,551
  • One-day recoveries: 3,57,295
  • One-day deaths: 4,209
  • Total vaccine shots administered: 18,70,09,792

Also read: Cascade of Rare Complications Deepen India’s Covid Misery

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