India witnesses over 3.11 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 4077 deaths in last 24 hours

India witnesses over 3.11 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 4077 deaths in last 24 hours
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India on May 16, 2021, recorded 3.11 lakh new cases of COVID-19 and over 4000 deaths due to the disease. The lowest fresh COVID-19 case count comes after a gap of 25 days.

According to the health ministry data, the total COVID-19 case count now stands at 2,46,84,077 after the addition of 3,11,170 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

The active case has decreased to 36,18,458 while the recovery rate showed improvement at 84.25 percent, the health ministry data showed.

The number of those who recovered from the disease also improved to 2,07,95,335 while the fatality rate was recorded at 1.09 percent, according to the data.

According to the ICMR, a total of 31,48,50,143 samples have been tested till May 15, 2021.

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