Coronavirus India News Live Updates: For the first time in the last five days, India has reported less than 4 lakh new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the data by the Union Health Ministry, 3,66,161 new cases were registered, the lowest in six days, taking the total tally to 2,26,62,575. The active cases rose by 8,589, the lowest rise in the last two months. The total number of active cases is 37,45,237, the data updated at 8 am showed. Recoveries remain above 3 lakh for the ninth straight day and 3,53,818 people were discharged in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate rose to 82.39 percent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease is 1,86,71,222, the data stated.
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Maharashtra reports 37,236 new COVID cases, 549 deaths; positivity rate at 17.34%
#MAHARASHTRA #COVID19 UPDATE:
👍🏻New Cases: 37,236 Vs 48,401 Cases
👍🏻Recovery Rate: 86.97% Vs 86.4
👍🏻549 Vs 572 Deaths, Case Fatality At 1.49%
🔺Positivity Rate At 17.34 Vs 17.33%
👍🏻👍🏻Daily Recovery (61,607) Much Higher Than New Cases
Mumbai reports 1,794 COVID cases, 74 deaths; positivity rate at 7.8%
MUMBAI #COVID UPDATE TILL 6 PM
🔻Daily Tests: 23k Vs 32.6k
👍🏻New Cases: 1,794 Vs 2,403 Cases
👎🏻Positivity Rate: 7.8 Vs 7.4%
👍🏻Discharged: 3,580 Vs 3,375
👎🏻Deaths: 74 Vs 68
👍🏻Recovery Rate: Flat At 91%
👍🏻Doubling Rate: 163 Vs 153 Days