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India reports highest Covid deaths in day; 4329 fatalities in 24 hours

This is the highest number of daily deaths recorded in India since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic in the country. 

India reports highest Covid deaths in day-VPN
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New Delhi, First Published May 18, 2021, 11:13 AM IST
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India has reported the highest death toll due to Coronavirus in a single day, with 4329 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The overall death toll stands at 2,78,719.

This is the highest number of daily deaths recorded in India since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic in the country. 

The previous peak in the daily death toll witnessed in the country was 4,205 on May 12.

The country also reported 2,63,533 new Coronavirus infections, the lowest in 28 days. 

The active cases further reduced to 33,53,765, comprising 13.29 per cent of the total infections. 

According to Union Health Ministry data, the national Covid recovery rate had improved to 85.60 per cent.

The data showed that the number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 2,15,96,512.

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