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India adds 2,73,810 new Covid cases to cross 1.5 cr mark

This is the fifth consecutive day that the country has registered over two lakh Covid cases taking the total tally to 1,50,61,919 cases

Monday April 19, 2021 11:05 AM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

Corona Update

New Delhi: India has reported 2,73,810 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever, pushing the country's overall Covid tally to 1.5 crore, according to the Health Ministry data released on Monday.

This is the fifth consecutive day that the country has registered over two lakh Covid cases taking the total tally to 1,50,61,919 cases. India on Sunday recorded 2,61,500 new cases, 2,34,692 cases on Saturday, 2,00,739 and 2,17,353 cases on Thursday and Friday respectively.

"Total Covid Deaths in India"

Meanwhile, a total of 1,619 people died of Covid in the last 24 hours, taking the country's death toll to 1,78,769 so far. The daily active cases tally rose to 19,29,329.

A total of 1,44,178 patients recovered in the same time span, taking the number of recoveries to 1,29,53,821 with a recovery rate of 86 per cent.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 13,56,133 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 26,78,94,549 samples have been tested in the country.

According to the government data, a total of 12,30,007 people were also vaccinated in the same period, taking the total inoculation count to 12,38,52,566.

"Global Covid-19 caseload tops 141.1mn"

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 141.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.01 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Monday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 141,113,721 and 3,017,412, respectively.

"Country-wise Corona Update"

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 31,668,532 and 567,217, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 15,061,919 cases.

The other countries with more than two million confirmed coronavirus cases are Brazil (13,943,071), France (5,350,520), Russia (4,649,044), the UK (4,403,060), Turkey (4,268,447), Italy (3,870,131), Spain (3,407,283), Germany (3,155,522), Argentina (2,694,014), Poland (2,688,025), Colombia (2,652,947), Mexico (2,305,602) and Iran (2,237,089), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 373,335 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 50,000 are Mexico (212,339), India (178,769), the UK (127,518), Italy (116,927), Russia (103,834), France (100,892), Germany (79,979), Spain (76,981), Colombia (68,328), Iran (66,732), Poland (62,032), Argentina (59,228), Peru (56,797) and South Africa (53,736).


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