India reports spike of 3,57,229 COVID cases, 3,449 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 3,57,229 coronavirus infections, taking the total count of the cases to 2,02,82,833.

As many as 3,449 people succumbed to the disease in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative death toll to 2,22,408. Currently, there are 34,47,133 active cases of Covid-19 in the country, as per the GoI data.

The daily spike had reached its peak of over four lakh cases on May 1 but came down to 3,68,147 cases yesterday. The country also witnessed as many as 3,20,289 recoveries in the said period, taking the cumulative recoveries to 1,66,13,292.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 29,33,10,779 samples have been tested for Covid-19 up to May 3. Of these 16,63,742 samples were tested on Monday.

The total doses of the Covid-19 vaccine administered stand at over 15,89,32,921, informed the health ministry of India.

India is currently dealing with a devastating second Covid wave that has swept through the nation, crushing the country’s health infrastructure and overburdening frontline medical workers.


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