New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The single-day rise in coronavirus cases was recorded at 1,73,790, the lowest in the last 45 days, taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,77,29,247. The daily positivity further declined to 8.36 per cent, remaining below 10 per cent for five consecutive days, while the weekly positivity rate dropped to 9.84 per cent, it said. The death toll climbed to 3,22,512 with 3,617 fatalities.

Also, 20,80,048 tests were conducted on Friday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 34,11,19,909. The active cases have further reduced to 22,28,724, comprising 8.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 90. 80 per cent, it said. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,51,78,011 while the case fatality rate stands at 1.16 per cent.

Here are the LIVE Updates of May 29:

2:20 pm: When I ask for this, they say I'm doing politics. When I speak of vaccines & ask for info regarding who all were administered the doses, what is wrong in it? They say I'm doing politics of corpses. This isn't a criticism, it is the truth: Former MP CM & Congress leader Kamal Nath

2:10 pm: If I ask for data, they file FIR. When I say 'Bharat mahan' & that we were proud to say it but now situation has hit 'Bharat mahan', they call me traitor. Several bodies reached crematoria, records are available. They should reveal it, what's the difficulty?: Kamal Nath, Congress

2:00 pm: Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya informed that the production of Remdesivir is ramped up ten times from 33,000 vials/day on 11th April 2021 to 3,50,000 vials/day today: Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

1:45 pm: Government has decided to discontinue the central allocation of Remdesivir to states. He has directed the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Agency & CDSCO to continuously monitor the availability of Remdesivir in the country: Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

1:20 pm: CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray in a meeting with Women & child development dept asked them to formulate a policy for children who have lost one or both parents due to #COVID, which must include information on provision for their upbringing & education: CMO Maharashtra

1:00 pm: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin announces Rs 5 lakh assistance to children who lost both the parents due to #COVID19

12:30  pm: Senior Advocate Pahwa says the AIIMS report relied on Sriram lab report and AIIMS did not see & examine oxygen concentrators. "If you give erroneous report to someone, erroneous report will come. Garbage in, Garbage out is what we've learned in computers," Pahwa says

12:00 pm: Around 900 #COVID19 cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours. This is for the first time (during second wave) that we have reported cases below 1,000: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

11:45 am: A 21-yr-old Sarpanch helps bring COVID count under control in Ghatane village, Solapur. People were living in fear after some COVID cases and a death was reported in village. We tested 60% villagers under our campaign & held awareness drives here: Ruturaj Deshmukh

11:30 am: Delhi government invites bidding for global tender for procurement of 10 million doses of #COVID19 vaccine. Last date for bidding is June 7.

11:20 am: More than 22.77 crore vaccine doses (22,77,62,450) provided to States/UTs. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages is 20,80,09,397 doses (as per data available at 8 am today): Union Health Ministry

11:10 am: More than 1.82 crore COVID vaccine doses (1,82,21,403) are still available with the States/UTs to be administered. More than 4 lakh (4,86,180) vaccine doses are in the pipeline & will be received by the States/UTs within the next 3 days: Union Health Ministry

11:00 am: "Oxygen Express trains have crossed the milestone of providing 20,000 MT of Oxygen for COVID19 patients across. So far, 300 Oxygen Express trains have completed their journey in service to the Nation, tweets Railways Minister Piyush Goyal

10:45 am: "Condition of Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan is critical. He is on oxygen support," says Medanta Hospital, Lucknow Khan had tested positive of #COVID19 on May 9 & was admitted to the hospital

10:10 am: Indian Medical Association (IMA) Uttarakhand has challenged Yog Guru Ramdev for a debate, asked him to tell which allopathic hospitals have given Patanjali medicines for treatment, IMA has publicly challenged the debate with panel discussion

10:00 am: India reports 1,73,790 new #COVID19 cases, 2,84,601 discharges & 3,617 deaths in last 24 hrs, as per Health Ministry Total cases: 2,77,29,247 Total discharges: 2,51,78,011 Death toll: 3,22,512 Active cases: 22,28,724 Total vaccination: 20,89,02,445

9:30 am: With 2,84,601 patients recovered during the last 24 hours, total of 2,51,78,011 recoveries reported across the country so far. Recovery rate increases to 90.80%. Weekly positivity rate is currently at 9.84%, daily at 8.36%, less than 10% for 5 consecutive days: Union Health Ministry

9:15 am: At 1.73 lakh daily new cases, a declining trend in new cases is maintained. Active caseload further declines to 22,28,724 with active cases decrease by 1,14,428 in last 24 hours: Union Health Ministry

9:00 am: A total of 34,11,19,909 samples tested up to 28 May. Of which, 20,80,048 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

8:45 am: Ladakh reported 124 new #COVID19 cases and two deaths on Friday. Active cases: 1,606 Total recoveries: 16,517 Death toll: 187

8:30 am: "States/UTs must upload the required data of all such children who have become orphan or lost either of their parents to #COVID19 the Bal Swaraj portal under the COVID-Care link," National Commission for Protection of Child Rights wrote to Principal Secretaries of all States/UTs

8:00 am: Mizoram reported 283 new positive cases, taking total cases to 11,659. Active cases at 2,981

7:45 am: Varanasi | A woman tested negative in RT-PCR test at BHU's Sir Sunderlal Hospital on May 24. On May 25, she gave birth to a baby girl, who tested positive. There are certain flaws & limitations of RT-PCT test: Hospital'S Medical Superintendent Dr Kaushal Kumar Gupta

7:35 am: Gujarat: A Vadodara-based engineer has made a device to ozonize water, which he says, can be used to disinfect surfaces. "Studies show water ozonized for a certain time can be used for sanitization against COVID-19. This device can ozonize water in minutes," says Mayank

7:27 am: We've redirected one of our own orders of critical vaccine manufacturing supplies, which will allow India to make over 20 million additional doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: Dean Thompson, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, US

7:18 am: In total, the US government, state governments, US companies, and private citizens have provided over USD 500 million in COVID-19 relief supplies to India: Dean Thompson, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, US

7:10 am: US: EAM S Jaishankar meets Secretary of State Antony Blinken. "US & India are working together on so many of most important challenges of our time -- one that are having profound impact on our citizens. We're united in confronting COVID-19 together," Blinken says

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan