On April 22nd, India had achieved a grim milestone as the new cases per day reached over 3 lakhs for the first time, since the pandemic started last year. Its raging fight against the second phase, as can be seen, had not seen a silver lining yet.
India’s daily spike till the said date remained below the mark of 3 lakhs. Once this line was crossed, there was no returning for 26 days. Yesterday, this figure came down below the 3 lakh mark for the second time, and The Union Health Ministry’s data on Tuesday declared the number of new cases to be 2,63,533.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported that the Covid related Deaths in the country have reached 4,329 in a period of 24 hours and the number of fresh recoveries being made in the same interval has come up to 4,22,436. Both these are the highest recorded figures for the country yet.
The cumulative figures stand so:- there are 2,52,28,996 caseloads, which includes recoveries of 215,96,52, active cases of 33,53,765, and deaths of 2,78,719.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), reported that a total of 31,82,92,881 samples were collected, till May 17th, for Covid-19 testing of which 18,69,223 samples were tested on Monday.
As far as the vaccines are concerned, 18,44,53,149 doses have been administered across India.