Covid-19: India registers yet another record spike

NEW DELHI, 12th May : India recorded the biggest single-day jump in the number of coronavirus cases with 4,213 new patients in the last 24 hours, which takes the total to 67,152 cases so far, Union Health Ministry said this morning. The total number of deaths in India linked to one of the most contagious illnesses the world has seen in the recent decades has soared to 2,206; 97 people died in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate stood at 31.14 per cent this morning, a significant improvement over 26.59 per cent registered last Sunday. The government on Monday said some relatively large outbreaks have been noticed in particular locations and it is important to focus on containment efforts to ensure that the country does not reach the community transmission stage. However, a PTI tally, based on the inputs provided by the state governments put the total cases in the country at 67,790 while the death toll at 2,143.


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