According to the Union health ministry data, over 3,57,229 new covid-19 infections were reported in the last 24 hours with 3,449 new fatalities. With this, India’s total tally of covid-19 cases has crossed the 2 crore mark while the death toll has increased to 2,22,408.
The country has recorded a steady increase in the number of active cases, as it has increased to 34,47,133, comprising 17 per cent of the total infections.
The health ministry data also noted that the national covid-19 recovery rate is at 81.91 per cent.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease has surged to 1, 66,13,292, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.10 per cent.
India’s covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020. It crossed 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, 29,33,10,779 samples have been tested up to May 3 with 16,63,742 samples being tested on Monday.
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