New Delhi, May 20 (FN Agency) India reported 2,76,110 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the country to 2,57,72,400, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. Besides, the country also saw 3,874 more fatalities due to the virus, pushing the toll to 2,87,122.On Wednesday, the country recorded 4,529 deaths, the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.
The active caseload in the country is 31,29,878 comprising 12.14 per cent of the total infections while 2,23,55,440 people have recovered from disease so far amounting 86.74 per cent of the recovery rate. Meanwhile, the case fatality rate is 1.11 per cent. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 32,23,56,187 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus, of which record 20,55,010 tests were conducted in the past one day.
On the vaccination front, total 18,70,09,792 people have been vaccinated across the country till now, of which 11,66,090 doses administered in the past 24 hours. Maharashtra, which has been the most-affected state in the country, saw highest 594 deaths in the past 24 hours, followed by Karnataka (468), Tamil Nadu (365), UP (280), Delhi (235), Punjab (208), Uttarakhand (193), West Bengal (157), Haryana (153) and Chhattisgarh (146), Rajasthan (136), Kerala (112), Andhra Pradesh (106) and Bihar (104). On Wednesday, India had registered 2,67,334 new Covid-19 cases and record 4,529 deaths.