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40,953 new cases of Coronavirus reported in India:- A total number of 40,953 new cases of coronavirus are reported in the country in the last 24 hours. This is the highest surge in the daily cases since November last year. As per the reports coming from the Union Health Ministry, a total number of 23,653 people recovered from coronavirus and 188 people passed away in the last 24 hours. As per the data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested yesterday are said to be 10,60,971 and the total samples tested in India till date are 23,24,31,517. The total cases reported in India till date after the pandemic arrived are said to be 1,15,55,284. The total number of recoveries in the country are 1,11,07,332.
There are 2,88,394 active cases of coronavirus in the country and the total death tally reached 1,59,558. A total number of 4,20,63,392 people got vaccinated in the country till date. India witnessed a 39 percent rise in the number of cases during the period. The fatality rate in the country stands at 1.38 percent. Maharashtra continued to report a huge number of cases and the new cases are over 25,000 from the state. Mumbai reported over 3000 cases for the second consecutive day. Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh witnessed a huge rise in the number of coronavirus cases. Several states decided to halt the bus and train services to and from Maharashtra to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The government off Punjab ordered the closure of schools and movie theatres in the state to prevent the spread as the situations are alarming. UK PM Boris Johnson received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.