At 168,063, India sees fall in fresh Covid cases; daily toll rises to 277

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The fall in daily cases was largely due to Maharashtra, where 33,470 more people tested positive, down significantly from 44,388 on January 9.

After several days of continuous spike, India’s daily cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) witnessed a fall, with 168,063 more people testing positive as against 179,723 a day ago, according to data published by the Union health ministry on Tuesday. Also, as many as 277 more people succumbed due to the viral illness, up from 146 on January 10, the data showed.

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With this, the country’s cumulative case count stands at 35,875,790 including 484,213 deaths, according to the data.

The fall in daily infections was largely due to Maharashtra, where, on Monday, as many as 33,470 more samples returned positive test result, down significantly from 44,388 on January 9.

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Meanwhile, the nation also added 69,959 recoveries, while active cases rose by 97,827, pushing the total number of such cases to 34,570,131 and 821,446, the bulletin showed. Recoveries, active patients and deaths constitute 96.36 per cent, 2.29 per cent and 1.35 per cent of the overall caseload.

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