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Covid-19: Record over 4,300 deaths in India in single day

Published May 18, 2021, 10:35 am IST | Updated May 18, 2021, 10:35 am IST

India's Covid-19 death toll climbed to 2,78,719 with a record 4,329 fresh fatalities

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New Delhi: India's Covid-19 death toll climbed to 2,78,719 with a record 4,329 fresh fatalities, while the single day rise in coronavirus cases stood at 2.63 lakh, the lowest in 28 days on Tuesday.

The country reported 2,63,533 new cases in a span of 24 hours, taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 2,52,28,996.

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A total of 2,59,170 cases were reported in a span of 24 hours on April 20.

The active cases further reduced to 33,53,765 comprising 13.29 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 85.60 per cent.

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The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 2,15,96,512, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.10 per cent, as per the data.

India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 60-lakh mark on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.

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