New Delhi, May 24 (FN Agency) India reported 2,22,315 new cases of the Novel Coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the lowest since April 16 last month, taking the infection tally to 2,67,52,447, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
India’s COVID-19 death toll crossed the grim milestone of 3 lakh-mark, as the country also saw 4,454 more fatalities due to the virus, pushing the toll to 3,03,720. Now, India has become the third country in the world after the US and Brazil to traverse the grim milestone. On Sunday, the country recorded 3,741 deaths. The case fatality rate stands at 1.14 per cent. On April 16, the country saw 2,17,353 cases.
With 3,02,544 recoveries recorded in the last 24 hours, India’s daily recoveries outnumbered the new Covid cases for the eleventh consecutive day. On Sunday, India reported 3,55,102 recoveries. The active caseload in the country is 27,20,716 comprising 10.17 per cent of the total infections while 2,37,28,011 people have recovered from disease so far, amounting 88.69 per cent of the recovery rate. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 33,05,36,064 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus, of which 19,28,127 tests were conducted in the past one day.
On the vaccination front, total 19,60,51,962 people have been vaccinated across the country till now, of which 9,42,722 doses administered in the past 24 hours. Maharashtra, which has been the most-affected state in the country, saw highest 1,320 deaths in the past 24 hours, followed by Karnataka (624), Tamil Nadu (422 ), UP (231), Punjab (192), Delhi (189), Kerala (188), West Bengal (156), Bihar (107), and Andhra Pradesh (104). In term of cases, Tamil Nadu continues to report highest cases, as 35,483 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka with 26,672 and 25,979 cases, respectively. On Sunday, India had registered 2,40,842 Covid-19 cases.