Coronavirus: India records 3,68,147 new cases, 3,417 fresh fatalities in single day
In the deadliest week yet of the Covid-19 pandemic, India recorded more than 26 lakh new cases and nearly 23,800 deaths in the past seven days, although daily infection numbers registered a slight drop after hitting a peak of over 4 lakh on Friday.
The daily Covid-19 cases in India showed a slight dip with 3,68,147 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, taking the total tally of cases to 1,99,25,604, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
The death toll increased to 2,18,959 with 3,417 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
While the country recorded 4,01,993 new cases on May 1, it had registered 3,92,488 fresh cases on May 2.
Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 34,13,642 comprising 17.13% of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 81.77%.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1, 62,93,003, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.10 per cent, the data stated.
India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 1.50 crore on April 19.
According to the ICMR, 29,16,47,037 samples have been tested up to May 2 with 15,04,698 samples being tested on Sunday.
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