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Covid: 1.86 lakh, new cases at least since April 14; deaths remain above 3,500 | India News

NEW DELHI: India recorded 186,364 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total Covid-19 infection count to 2.75,55,457, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health on Friday.
This is the lowest daily Covid count since April 14, as infections continued to decline in the country.
However, the number of daily victims remained above 3,000, with 3,660 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.
This was the second time this week that the daily new case count had fallen below the 2 lakh mark, the first time being on Tuesday, when India recorded 196,427 cases in one day.
India’s Covid-19 infection count 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, and one crore on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of two million cases on May 4.
In addition, 20,70,508 tests for Covid-19 were performed on Thursday. A total of 33,90,39,861 Covid tests have been carried out in the country until May 27.
Up to 29,19,699 vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health.



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