Coronavirus: India reports 2.1 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 3,847 deaths in last 24 hours
India's Covid-19 infection tally climbed to 2,73,69,093 as 2,11,298 more people tested positive for the disease in a day, while the country's recovery went up to 90%.
After a significant decline in the number of coronavirus cases, India on Thursday reported 2,11,298 new Covid-19 cases in a single day, according to the Union Ministry of Health. India's Covid-19 infection tally climbed to 2,73,69,093, while the country's recovery was recorded at 89.66%.
The death toll due to the disease climbed to 3,15,235 with 3,847 fresh fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
According to the health ministry, the active cases further reduced to 24,199,07, which is now 9.19% of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 89.66%.
India's Covid-19 infection tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, one crore on December 19, and two crore on May 4 of 2021.
India has so far tested 33,69,69,352 samples for Covid-19 until 26 May, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Out of these, 21,57,857 samples were tested on Wednesday, a slight decline as compared to the day before when the number stood at 22,17,320.
According to the health ministry, 18.85 lakh doses of vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours.
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