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New Delhi, March 3 : Amid a worrying upward trend, India registered 14,989 new coronavirus cases and 98 fatalities in the last 24 hours, which pushed the overall infection tally and death toll to 1,11,39,516 and 1,57,346, respectively, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
As per the Ministry’s data, there are currently 1,70,126 active cases after 13,123 patients were discharged in a day.
According to experts, a number of possibilities which could be attributed to the concerning situation ranging from lax attitude of people towards following Covid protocols to the likeability of “mutations and new strains”, as has been studied by the laboratories involved in virus 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.
On February 9, India had reported 9,110 new cases, the lowest this year so far. In 2020, the lowest 9,633 cases were recorded on June 3.
Till now, 1,08,12,044 persons have been discharged. The recovery rate has reduced to 97.06 per cent.

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