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India COVID tally crosses 1.16L

NEW DELHI, MAY 21 | Publish Date: 5/21/2020 12:24:02 PM IST

India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 1.16 lakh on Thursday with more than half of it getting reported in just about a fortnight amid large-scale movement of migrants in special trains and arrival of stranded Indians and expatriates from abroad.

The nationwide death toll due to the deadly virus infection has neared 3,500 with a mortality rate of about 3 per cent, while more than 47,000 have recovered so far. 

In its morning 8 AM update, the Union Health Ministry said the death toll due to COVID-19 has risen to 3,435 and the number of confirmed cases to 1,12,359 in the country, registering an increase of 132 deaths and 5,609 cases in the last 24 hours. It put the number of active cases at 63,624 and recoveries at over 45,000.

However, a PTI tally of figures announced by different states and union territories, as of 9.30 PM, showed a higher number of confirmed cases at 1,16,295 and the death toll at 3,494. It showed an increase of 5,705 cases and 139 fatalities since Wednesday evening, while recoveries also rose during this period by more than 2,700 to 47,487.

Nagaland: Results of  23 awaited

DIMAPUR, MAY 21 (NPN): Out of 1,001 COVID-19 suspected samples sent for testing, results of 978 samples have reported to be negative, while results of 23 samples were awaited, state government spokesperson and minister, Neiba Kronu secretary informed.

Altogether 27 samples were also tested using Truenat testing machine and all were negative.

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