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Over 2.17 lakh new corona cases, 1,185 more fatalities in India

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New Delhi, Apr 16 (MNN) India continued to reel under the coronavirus onslaught as 2,17,353 new cases and 1,185 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry data said on Friday.

The country’s active cases increased to 15,69,743, an increase of 97,866 cases, or 10.98 per cent, over the figures on Thursday.

As many as 1,18,302 more patients were discharged, taking the total recoveries to 1,25,47,866 in the country. The total corona fatalities stood at 1,74,308 in India.

A total of 11,72,23,509 vaccine doses have been administered till date, an increase of 27,30,359 over the previous day’s figures, the data said.

Delhi reported 3,573 new cases, taking its total to 54,309 cases. As many as 13,014 more patients were discharged, taking the total recoveries to 7,18,176 in the last 24 hours till 8 am on Friday.

As many as 112 more fatalities took the corona death toll in the national capital to 11,652.

In Maharashtra, 8,011 new cases took the total corona-affected persons to 6,21,646 while 349 more fatalities took the state’s death toll to 59,153. As many as 53,335 more recoveries took the total such cases to 29,59,056, the Ministry data said.

In Madhya Pradesh, 6,143 active cases were added, taking the total cases to 55,694 even as 3,970 recoveries took the figures up in this category to 3,13,459. Four deaths increased the death toll in the state to 4,365.

In Gujarat, 5,048 new cases increased the total tally to 44,298 even as 81 more fatalities took the state’s death toll due to the virus to 5,076.

In Bihar, 5,048 new cases increased its total to 44,298 and death toll to 5,076 due to 81 more fatalities. As many as 3,023 more patients recovered, taking the total to 3,26,394.

In Punjab, 1,783 new cases pushed up the total tally to 30,033 while 50 more fatalities increased the death toll in the northern state to 7,722. As many as 2,478 more recoveries took the total such cases to 2,49,061.

In Haryana, 3,097 new cases shot up its total tally to 30,518 even as 18 more corona fatalities took the state’s death toll to 3,334. As many as 2,743 recoveries took the total such cases to 3,01,948.

In the hill state of Himachal, 433 more cases took the total tally to 7,362 even as 11 more fatalities increased its death toll to 1,159. As many as 590 recoveries increased the number of discharged patients to 64,832.

In Chandigarh, the total tally was 3,371 even as three more deaths took the corona death toll to 407 till 8 am on Friday, the data indicated.

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