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India records 2.11 lakh fresh COVID cases, 3,847 deaths

India records 2.11 lakh fresh COVID cases, 3,847 deaths

New Delhi: As per the Health Ministry data, India on Thursday reported 2,11,298 fresh cases with 3,847 Covid fatalities in the last 24 hours.

A total of 2,83,135 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, with 2,46,33,951 being cured of Covid to date.

Tamil Nadu saw the highest new cases with 33,764 people testing positive for the virus, while Kerala added 28,798 cases.

Maharashtra reported most fatalities at 1,013, while Karnataka added 530. In Tamil Nadu, strict measures initiated by the M.K. Stalin government helped to bring down the Covid deaths to 475.

India registered record deaths due to Covid exactly a week back with 4,529 deaths -- the highest number of fatalities from Covid infection in any country since the coronavirus outbreak was reported in China's Wuhan in December 2019.

In the last 16 days, India has recorded over 60,000 deaths. On Monday, India crossed a grim milestone of three-lakh deaths due to coronavirus infections, thus becoming the world's third country after the US and Brazil to cross three-lakh deaths.

However, India was able to bring down the amount of fresh covid cases below the three lakh mark for the first time on May 17 after touching a record high of 4,14,188 in May. On Tuesday, India recorded 1,96,427 cases -- the lowest since April 14.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry said that a total of 20,26,95,874 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 18,85,805 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 33,69,69,353 samples have been tested up to May 26 for Covid-19. Of these 21,57,857 samples were tested on Wednesday.

India's overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,73,69,093 with 24,19,907 active cases and 3,15,235 deaths till date.

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