34,884 new cases push India’s COVID tally to 10.38L; death toll rises to 26,273

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With 34,884 people testing positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, India’s caseload surged to 10,38,716 while the death toll from the disease rose to 26,273 with 671 new fatalities, the Union health ministry said.

According to the ministry’s data, updated at 8 am on Saturday, 6,53,750 people have recovered from the disease so far.

There are currently 3,58,692 active cases in the country.

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“Around 62.94 per cent of patients have recovered so far,” an official said. The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners.

This is the third consecutive day when the number of COVID-19 cases increased by more than 30,000.

Of the 671 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 258 are from Maharashtra, 115 from Karnataka, 79 from Tamil Nadu, 42 from Andhra Pradesh, 38 from Uttar Pradesh, 26 each from West Bengal and Delhi, 17 from Gujarat, nine each from Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, and eight each from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Telangana has reported seven fatalities, followed by Haryana with five, Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha with four each, Assam and Puducherry three each and Chhattisgarh and Goa two each.

Kerala and Uttarakhand have registered one fatality each.

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