India reports over three lakh cases for the seventh straight day, taking the total tally of cases to over 1.8 crores. For the first time, 3,292 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours. The country's total fatalities are 2,01,187.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, reported a record 895 new Covid-linked deaths and over 66,000 new cases on Tuesday.
The southern state of Kerala logged over 30,000 new infections for the first time on Tuesday. According to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, The state's active caseload has risen to 255 per cent in the last two weeks.
In Delhi, 381 people died of Covid in Delhi over the last 24 hours, the highest ever for the capital. 24,149 new infections were noted, taking the number of active cases to over 98,000. The positivity rate is 32.72 per cent.
Covid cases in Karnataka has risen to 31,830 in the last 24 hours. In Bengaluru, public health infrastructure has crippled, facing a shortage of ICU beds, oxygen and medicines.
Meanwhile, the registrations for the third phase of coronavirus vaccination will begin at 4 pm on Wednesday. Everyone above 18 years of age can get themselves registered through the government's Co-WIN portal, the Aarogya Setu app or the Umang app and take vaccinations from May 1.