COVID-19: New cases dip to 2.22 lakh, death toll crosses 3-lakh mark

New Delhi, May 24 : India recorded 2,22,315 new coronavirus infections in a single day, the lowest in round 38 days, pushing the?total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,67,52,447 out of which 2,37,28,011 patients have recuperated till date while the death toll?crossed the 3-lakh mark,?according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday

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The death toll climbed to?3,03,720 with?4,454 new deaths and the case fatality rate has increased to 1.14 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed

India registered?2,17,353?new infections in a span of 24 hours on April 16

The active cases?have further reduced to?27,20,716 comprising 10.17?per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 88.69 per cent

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,?30 lakh?on?August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and?50 lakh on?September 16. It went past??60 lakh on September 28,?70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29,?90 lakh on? November 20 and?surpassed the?one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4

According to the ICMR,?33,05,36,064 samples have been tested up to May 23?with?19,28,127 samples being tested on Sunday.(PTI)

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