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COVID: India reports 2,706 new cases, 25 deaths in last 24 hours; active cases rise to 17,698

According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Monday (May 30), the country saw a total of 2,070 discharges

COVID: India reports 2,706 new cases, 25 deaths in last 24 hours; active cases rise to 17,698
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India recorded 2,706 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 25 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours.

According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Monday (May 30), the country saw a total of 2,070 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 98.74 per cent and total recoveries data reached to 4,26,13,440.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 17,698, the health ministry data showed today. Yesterday, the registered active cases were 17,087.

An increase of 611 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, the ministry said.

The total death toll in the country is now at 5,24,611. In India, the first death due to the COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 85,00,77,409 samples have been tested up to May 29 for COVID-19. Of these 2,78,267 samples were tested on Sunday.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.97 per cent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.58 per cent, according to the ministry.

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