India reports 2,59,170 new COVID19 cases, 1,761 deaths in 24 hrs

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New Delhi: India reported 2,59,170 new COVID-19 infections and 1,761 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

This has taken the total number of positive cases in the country to 1,53,21,089.
There are currently 20,31,977 active cases in the country as of Tuesday.

As many as 1,54,761 people recovered from the virus. With this, the total number of recoveries reached 1,31,08,582 in India.

The death toll has reached 1,80,530 with additional 1,761 fatalities.

As many as 26,94,14,035 samples had been tested across the country up till April 19 including 15,19,486 samples tested yesterday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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Meanwhile, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in the country stands at 12,71,29,113.

 

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