Daily cases dip to 3.11 lakh, Deaths toll remains a concern


New Delhi: India’s daily fresh cases continue to drop as the country reported 3.11 lakh new cases in the last 24 hours. However, the number of fatalities has once again crossed the 4000 mark.

According to the data released by union health ministry, India has reported 3,11,170 lakh new cases in the last 24 hours (till 8 am Sunday) which was 3,26,098 in the previous day. With this India’s COVID-19 tally has increased to 24684077 including 3618458 active cases.

The number of deaths has continued to be a big cause of concern as 4077 persons died in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 270284.

Meanwhile, the number of recoveries also continues to outnumber fresh cases for the 5th straight day as the country reported 362437 recoveries during the 24-hour period.

As many as 1832950 samples were tested on 15th May indicating a positivity rate of 16.9 per cent which was 19 per cent in the previous day.

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