India logs document 3.53 lakh new Covid instances, 2,812 extra deaths

New Delhi, April 26

With 3,52,991 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, the highest so far, India’s total tally of Covid cases has climbed to 1,73,13,163 while active cases have crossed the 28-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. 

The death toll increased to 1,95,123 with a record 2,812 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. 

Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 28,13,658, comprising 16.25 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has further dropped to 82.62 per cent.    

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,43,04,382. The case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.13 per cent, the data stated.

According to the ICMR, 27,93,21,177 samples have been tested up to April 25 with 14,02,367 samples being tested on Sunday. PTI

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