India records 2,796 deaths as Bihar reconciles data

BSS :
India saw a single-day rise of 2,796 fatalities with Bihar carrying out a reconciliation exercise of its Covid data, pushing the country’s death toll to 4,73,326, while 8,895 new infections were reported, according to Union health ministry data updated on Sunday.
India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 3,46,33,255, the data updated at 8 am showed. India had recorded a single-day rise of 3,998 fatalities on July 21 after Maharashtra carried out the 14th reconciliation exercise of its Covid data.
As for a high 2,796 fatalities, the Union health ministry said, 2,426 reconciled deaths by Bihar were adjusted in Sunday’s data.
Kerala also cleared a backlog of 263 deaths. Hence, the nation’s death tally is showing a spike.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has remained below 50,000 for 161 consecutive days now. The active cases stand at 99,155, comprising 0.29 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020.

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