India's coronavirus cases lower

Monday 1442/10/5 - 2021/05/17
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NEW DELHI, May 17, 2021, SPA -- India on Monday reported a further decline in new coronavirus cases though daily deaths remained above 4,000, Reuters reported.
Having begun to decline last week, and new infections over the past 24 hours were put at 281,386 by the health ministry on Monday, dropping below 300,000 for the first time since April 21. The daily death count stood at 4,106.
At the current rate, India's total caseload since the epidemic struck a year ago should pass the 25 million mark in the next couple of days. Total deaths were put at 274,390.
India has fully vaccinated just over 40.4 million people or 2.9% of its population.
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10:22 LOCAL TIME 07:22 GMT
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