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1.96 L New COVID Cases, 3,511 Deaths in India; Tally Over 2.69 Cr

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India on Tuesday, 25 May, reported 1,96,427 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,69,48,874. The death toll increased by 3,511 to 3,07,231.

This is the first time the country has recorded less than 2 lakh cases in a day since 15 April.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 25,86,782 active cases across the country, while 2,40,54,861 patients have been discharged so far, with 3,26,850 discharges reported in the last 24 hours.

Snapshot
  • Delhi on Tuesday reported 1,568 new coronavirus cases, with a positivity rate of 2.14 percent, and 156 deaths
  • Delhi will get its first drive-through vaccination centre at Vegas Mall in Dwarka on 26 May
  • Lockdown has been extended in Bihar till 1 June, CM Nitish Kumar said on Monday
  • As per the ICMR, 20,58,112 samples were tested for COVID-19 on 24 May, taking the total samples tested to 33,25,94,176

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5:32 PM , 25 May

1,568 New COVID Cases in Delhi, Positivity Rate 2.14%

Delhi on Tuesday reported 1,568 new coronavirus cases, with a positivity rate of 2.14 percent, and 156 deaths.

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India Receives Remdesivir, COVID-19 Medicines from Russia

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Published: 25 May 2021, 10:09 AM IST
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