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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. 

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  • May 26, 2021 / 10:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Madhya Pradesh reports 2,182 new cases and 72 deaths and 7,479 recoveries today; active cases 43,265

  • May 26, 2021 / 10:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Delhi Fortis Escorts Heart Institute to administer the dose of Covid drug cocktail fast-acting antibodies – Casirivimab & Imdevimab from tomorrow: Prof Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman and Cardiologist, Fortis Escorts, as per ANI reports. 

  • May 26, 2021 / 10:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Takeaway for India from this devastating 2nd COVID-19 wave is global cooperation & mitigation. We've been dealing with challenges such as hospitalization or oxygen. The right response is to help each other. Our conversations are now about decentralized globalization: EAM S Jaishankar (ANI) 

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  • May 26, 2021 / 09:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | A court in Bengaluru rejects the bail application of a contract doctor and her assistant who were arrested for allegedly vaccinating people privately for Rs 500/dose. (ANI) 

  • May 26, 2021 / 09:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Our vaccine wastage is 4.65%, not 37%, as is being said. There is no factual basis in it, it's misleading publicity. Our wastage is less than in other states. For vaccines, we've only 1.37 lakh vaccines left for the 18-44 age group, which will be finished soon: Jharkhand Health Minister.

  • May 26, 2021 / 09:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Update | The onset of COVID-19 pandemic has led to a paradigm shift in the functioning of courts and everyone has to become digitally literate to adapt to the changed scenario, else survival would be difficult, Supreme Court Judge Justice L Nageswara Rao said Wednesday. (PTI) 

  • May 26, 2021 / 09:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Punjab reports 4,124 fresh COVID cases, 6,397 patient discharges, and 186 deaths in the past 24 hours 

    Active cases: 50,549
    Total discharges: 4,87,859
    Death toll: 13,827 

    as per state records

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  • May 26, 2021 / 09:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Six cases of black fungus or mucormycosis have been detected in Himachal Pradesh so far, officials said on Wednesday. The state's first case was reported on May 20 from Hamirpur district. Black fungus was detected near the nose of a woman from the district's Khagar area, they said. 

  • May 26, 2021 / 09:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Using steroids in 1st week of COVID treatment is one of the causes of black fungus infection. This needs to be avoided & it should be used only from 2nd week. A new discharge policy and post-COVID precautions have been formulated for recovered patients: Karnataka Health Minister

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