Over 3.82 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 3,780 deaths in India
India registered 3,82,315 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, said the union health ministry on Wednesday morning. With this, the cumulative count of the cases has gone up to 2,06,65,148.
The daily spike had reached its peak of over four lakh cases on May 1 but came down to 3,57,229 cases yesterday. As many as 3,780 people succumbed to the disease in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative death toll to 2,26,188. As per the government data, a present there are 34,87,229 active cases of COVID-19 in the country. The country also witnessed as many as 3,38,439 recoveries taking the cumulative recoveries to 1,69,51,731. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 29,48,52,078 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to May 3 of which 15,41,299 samples were tested on Tuesday. The total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered stand at over 16,04,94,188, informed the health ministry. India is currently dealing with a devastating second Covid-19 wave that has swept through the nation, crushing the country’s health infrastructure and overburdening frontline medical workers. Delhi reported 19,953 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours according to the health bulletin issued by the national capital on Wednesday morning. While 18,788 people have recovered from the disease, 338 people succumbed to the disease during the period. 75,654 tests were done during the period. The total count of cases in the city has gone up to 12,32,942. A total of 11,24,771 people have recovered from the disease in the national capital so far, while the death toll has mounted to 7,752. According to the health department, there are 90,419 active cases in Delhi while 1,74,39,261 tests have been conducted so far.
The Union Territory has a positivity rate of 26.73 per cent.