India's COVID-19 death rate down to 2 per cent

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Crossing the 10,000 mark when it comes to reporting COVID-19 cases has become the new normal for Maharashtra. With a death toll of 1,7757, the mortality rate now stands at 3.45 per cent.

The recovery rate of COVID-19 has improved to 68.3 per cent from 48.2 per cent a month earlier.

The state's capital city Mumbai recorded 862 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the caseload to 1,21,027 in total. About 13,78,105 patients have recovered so far and there are 6,19,088 active cases across the country. "All patients are all under medical attention either in home isolation or in hospitals", the government said.

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India's coronavirus tally rose to more than 2.26 million Tuesday with over 50,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry. The ministry also stated that the number of single-day tests has been growing exponentially and India has been testing over six lakh samples daily for several days. While a total of 25,69,645 people have been tested so far, there are now 1,45,582 active cases across Maharashtra. As 300 more people succumbed to the deadly virus, the state's death toll has gone up to 17,092.

The record recoveries ensured that the actual caseload of the country, namely the active cases, has reduced and now comprises only 28.66 per cent of the total positive cases. That's according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. "A major relief after 3 months (sic)", Aaditya Thackeray wrote.

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