Coronavirus | India records 4,160 new deaths on May 25, 2021

Maharashtra registered 1,137 casualties, followed by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

May 25, 2021 10:49 pm | Updated May 26, 2021 11:23 pm IST - CHENNAI

HYDERABAD, TELANGANA: 25/05/2021: A health worker collecting nasal swab samples for COVID-19 tests atKoti in Hyderabad on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Photo: NAGARA GOPAL / The Hindu

HYDERABAD, TELANGANA: 25/05/2021: A health worker collecting nasal swab samples for COVID-19 tests atKoti in Hyderabad on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Photo: NAGARA GOPAL / The Hindu

India recorded 2,08,992 new COVID-19 cases and 4,160 new deaths on May 25. The country has so far reported a total of 2,71,56,660 cases and 3,11,422 deaths.

Tamil Nadu reported 34,285 new infections, followed by Kerala (29,803) and Maharashtra (24,136). Maharashtra recorded 1,137 new casualties on the day, followed by Karnataka (588) and Tamil Nadu (468). Maharashtra’s fatalities include backlog deaths which were missed in the previous reports.

The data are sourced from the health bulletins of the respective States.

More than 20.58 lakh samples were tested in the country on May 24 (the results for which were made available on May 25), which is around 1.29 lakh tests more than those conducted on May 23. It is also 2.95 lakh more tests than those conducted on the previous Monday (May 17). India’s average daily test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) continues to decline. It was 12% as on May 24 compared with 17.6% recorded a week before.

 

Nearly 24.3 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the country in the 24 hours ending 7 a.m. on May 25, which is over 14.8 lakh doses more than what was recorded in the previous 24 hours. As on May 24, India administered an average of 15.28 lakh doses daily, which is significantly fewer than the average daily doses given as on April 24, which stood at 26.13 lakh.

About 16.5% of India’s adult population, 36.5% of the country’s 45+ population and 41.8% of those aged above 60 have been vaccinated with at least one dose.

About 10% of Tamil Nadu and 9% of Uttar Pradesh’s adult population have received at least one dose, while 26% each in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have done so.

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