WORLD India's COVID-19 tally crosses 27 million

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India's COVID-19 tally crosses 27 million

Xinhua

12:40, May 26, 2021

A health worker takes a swab sample from a man to test with Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for COVID-19 in Bhopal, the capital city of India's Madhya Pradesh state on May 21, 2021. India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 26 million mark on Friday, at 26,031,991, with 259,551 new confirmed cases reported in the past 24 hours, said the federal Ministry of Health. (Str/Xinhua)

NEW DELHI, May 26 (Xinhua) -- India's COVID-19 tally crossed 27 million on Wednesday with 208,921 new cases added during the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.

Besides, as many as 4,157 deaths since Tuesday morning took the death toll to 311,388.

There are still 2,495,591 active cases in the country. The number of daily active cases has been on the decline over the past few days, after a continuous surge since mid-April.

A total of 24,350,816 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals so far across the country, according to the ministry.

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