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Coronavirus News Highlights: Assam reports 5,699 new cases, 90 deaths today

Coronavirus News Live Updates: As per the latest data, a total of 513 doctors have died across the country in second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, says Indian Medical Association

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India on Wednesday reported 2,08,921 COVID-19 infections, pushing the overall tally of cases to 2,71,57,795, as the country conducted 22,17,320 coronavirus tests, its highest-ever in a day, according to Union Health Ministry data. The death toll also climbed to 3,11,388 with 4,157 fatalities reported in a 24-hour period, the data updated at 8 am showed. A total of 22,17,320 tests, the highest in a day, were conducted on Tuesday taking the cumulative

number so far in the country to 33,48,11,496, while the daily positivity declined to 9.42 per cent, the ministry said. This is the second day in a row that positivity rate has remained below 10 per cent, the ministry said. Weekly positivity rate has also declined to 11.45 per cent. The updated data showed that the number of active cases have further come down to 24,95,59, constituting 9.19 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 89.66 per cent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,43,50,816, while the case fatality rate was 1.15 per cent, the data showed.

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  • May 26, 2021 / 10:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates |

    Assam reports 5,699 new cases, 90 deaths today; active cases 52,884, as per state records.

  • May 26, 2021 / 10:21 PM IST

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    as per state records

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