India’s Covid-19 tally jumps to 1,98,706 after 8,171 new cases were reported in 24 hours

India’s tally of the Covid-19 cases jumped to 198,706 after 8,171 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, Union health ministry data showed on Tuesday.

India’s Covid-19 tally was just a little over 37,000 a month ago and has jumped more than five times. The number of deaths has also climbed—1,218 people were reported dead on May 2.

The death toll due to the respiratory disease stood at 5,598 after 204 fatalities were reported between Monday and Tuesday morning, according to the health ministry data.

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