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India Reports 3.57 lakhs of New Covid-19 Cases, 3,449 Deaths | India News

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NEW DELHI: India saw a slight drop in Covid-19 cases as it recorded 3,57,229 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry reported Tuesday morning. With this, the cumulative case count has risen to 2,02,82,833.
The daily peak had peaked at more than four lakhs of cases on May 1, but dropped to 3.68,147 cases yesterday.
Up to 3,449 people succumbed to the disease in the country in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative death toll to 2,22,408. Currently, there are 34,47,133 active cases of Covid-19 in the country, according to government data.
The country also witnessed up to 3,20,289 recoveries in that period, bringing accumulated recoveries to 1,66,13,292.
According to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), as of May 3, up to 29,33,10,779 samples have been tested for Covid-19. Of these 16,63,742 samples were analyzed on Monday.
The total doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered exceed 15,89,32,921, the Ministry of Health reported.
India is currently grappling with a devastating second wave of Covid-19 that has swept the nation, crushing the country’s healthcare infrastructure and overburdening front-line medical workers.

Times of India

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