COVID-19: India sees highest single day toll with 4,329 deaths in 24 hrstext_fields
New Delhi :While the number of new Covid infections have seen a dip for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, the daily death rates are still high, with 4,329 deaths in last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare .
India reported 63,533 new cases on Tuesday--the lowest in 26 days. On Monday, the number of Covid cases had come down below the three-lakh- mark for the first time since April 21.
On May 12, India recorded 4,205 Covid deaths, while on May 7, the country had recorded its highest ever cases of 4,14,188.
Maharashtra continues at the top with the highest deaths so far, the western state has been surpassed by Karnataka for largest number of cases being reported last week.
India's overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,52,28,996 with 33,53,765 active cases and 2,78,719 deaths so far.
As per the Health Ministry data, a total of 4,22,436 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, with 2,15,96,512 being cured from Covid till date.
Meanwhile, a total of 18,44,53,149 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 15,10,418 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 31,82,92,881 samples have been tested up to May 17 for Covid-19. Of these, 18,69,223 samples were tested on Monday.