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Covid-19 update: 32,981 new cases take India’s tally to 96.77 lakh

India has reported new 32,981 confirmed covid-19 cases in last 24-hour, taking the total over 96.77 lakh. With 391 fresh fatalities, the total deaths have crossed 3,96,729. As on date, the total cases stand at 96,77,203.

The total recoveries have crossed 91,39,901 with 39,109 more people being discharged in last 24 hours, pushing the recovery rat to 94.45 per cent. Meanwhile the fatality rate has further dropped to 1.45 per cent.

A total number of 14,77,87,656 samples have been tested so far since the onset of pandemic. Of these, 8,01,081 samples were tested on Sunday, said Indian Council of Medical Research.

Maharashtra has continued to be the worst-hit state by the pandemic in the country with 18,52,266 cases till date.

Here’re some more updates related to the pandemic:

*Telangana logged in 517 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths on Sunday, the state’s bulletin said on Monday. The state’s overall tally currently stands at  2,73,858, out of which 7,778 are active cases, reported ANI. 

*Odisha recorded 368 new coronavirus cases, 570 recoveries and 7 deaths yesterday, as per State Health Department

*Drug maker Serum Institute of India (SII) today said it has applied to Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use authorisation for its COVID-19 vaccine Covishield.

*The Covid-19 fatality toll in Italy has surpassed the grim milestone of 60,000 with 564 patients died over the past 24 hours, the country’s health ministry said. A total of 60,078 people have died in Italy due to the covid-19.

*Researchers revealed that Covid-19 has led to a decrease in hospital-wide Hepatitis C (HCV) testing by 50 per cent, and a reduction in new HCV diagnoses by more than 60 per cent.

*Television actor Divya Bhatnagar died due to covid-19 on Monday. She was admitted to a hospital in Goreagon and was on ventilator.

Meanwhile, the overall global caseload and death toll due to covid-19 stands at 6,70,09,962 and 15,35,107, respectively. The US remained the worst-hit with 1,47,50,316 cases and 2,82,236 deaths. India in in the second spot in terms of number of cases contracted so far.

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