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COVID: India sees spike in daily cases, Delhi witnesses rise

New Delhi: After a steady decline in new COVID cases for some time, the country is reporting surge in daily COVID infections a jump of 89.8 per cent on Monday from yesterday’s 1,150 cases and reported 2,183 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.  Active cases currently stand at 11,542 and comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections. The recovery rate remained unchanged at 98.76 per cent and 1,985 recoveries were reported on Sunday. In last 24 hours, the country also reported 214 more fatalities.

The total number of recoveries in the country since the onset of the pandemic stands at 4,25,10,773. The recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 5,21,965.

As many as 2,61,440 COVID samples were tested in the country during this period taking the total number of samples tested till date to 83.21 crore.

Under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, 2,66,459 COVID vaccines were administered during the period. The total number of vaccines administered so far jumped to 1,86,54,94,355.

Delhi continues to register an uptick in its daily COVID-19 caseload as it reported 517 new infections during the last 24 hours. As per the Delhi health department, this is the highest number after February 20 when a total of 570 COVID-19 cases were registered.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Sunday claimed that at least 40 lakh people succumbed to Covid-19 in India due to the “negligence of the government” and urged it to give each victim’s family 40 akh as compensation.

Sharing a screenshot of a New York Times report that claimed that India is stalling the World Health Organization’s (WHO) efforts to make its Covid-19 death toll public, the Congress leader tweeted in Hindi: “Modiji neither tells the truth himself nor does he allow anyone else to speak it. They still lie that no one died due to oxygen shortage.

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