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Covid: India's new case tally below 20k for 2 days, recoveries at record high

India reported less than 20,000 coronavirus cases for two straight days even though a slight rise in the daily figures was seen on Wednesday.

Covid: Indias new case tally below 20k for 2 days, recoveries at record high
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India reported less than 20,000 coronavirus cases for two straight days even though a slight rise in the daily figures was seen on Wednesday. The latest updates on the health ministry bulletin showed 18,870 new Covid-19 cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

The figures were with 28,178 patients being cured during the same period, the recovery rate now stood at 97.83 per cent, which is the highest since March 2020.

There were 2,82,520 active cases at the moment and counted for 0.84 per cent of the total cases -- 3,37,16,451 -- that have been registered in the country since the pandemic struck last year. The active caseload is also at its lowest since March 2020.e 18,795 on Tuesday.

The fresh figures have raised hopes of the authorities amid major fears of an impending third wave as officials continue to warn against giving up on Covid-appropriate behaviour.

As many as 378 people lost their lives to the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll 4,47,751.

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