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New Delhi, March 5 : India reported a slight drop in the number of new Covid-19 cases recorded in the last 24 hours on Friday, but the number of fatalities increased during the same period.
A total of 16,838 new cases in the last one day pushed the tally to 1,11,73,761, and 113 died, the Union Health Ministry said.
On Thursday, 89 people had died and 17,407 new cases were recorded.
Meanwhile, the active cases are rising gradually. In a day, it increased by 0.03 per cent pushing the current rate to 1.58 per cent. As per the Ministry’s data, there are 1,76,319 active cases presently and the death toll has reached 1,57,548, The experts have expressed a number of possibilities which could be owed to the stride ranging from the lax attitude of people towards following the Covid protocols to likeability of “mutations and new strains” causing the surge, as has been studied by the laboratories involved in the Covid detection across the country.
In mid February, officials had said that the average daily new infections oscillated between 9,000 to 12,000 while the deaths were between 78 to 120.


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