India Reports 2,202 New Covid Cases, 27 Deaths In last 24 hours

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New Delhi: India has reported 2,202  new Covid cases in a day when its deaths count rose to 27 from 13 a day before even as the Covid-19 cases in the country fell by around 20% in the week ending Sunday.

Reportedly, the weekly positivity rate in the country currently stands at 0.66 per cent and the daily positivity rate is reported to be 0.59 per cent.

India is likely to record close to 18,500 new cases during the week (May 9-15), down from just over 23,000 in the previous seven days – arresting a rising trend that had begun in the April 11-17 week. Covid deaths rose marginally to at least 34 (with a few states yet to report Sunday’s data), up from 20 last week.

The rise was mainly on account of Delhi reporting 16 fatalities during the week, the capital’s highest weekly toll from the pandemic since February 21-27.

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