India continued to report a dip in Covid numbers with 3,57,229 fresh cases of coronavirus and 3,449 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours taking the total caseload to 2,02,82,833, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday. According to MoHFW, a total of 3,20,289 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours after getting cured, taking the total recovery toll to 1,66,13,292.
India's total tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,02,82,833 with 34,47,133 active cases and a total of 2,22,408 deaths so far. The total death tally in the country now stands at 2,22,408.
The health ministry said a total of 15,89,32,921 people have been vaccinated so far against COVID-19 in India, including 17,08,390, who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
It is the 13th straight day when India recorded more than three lakh cases while over 3,000 casualties have been reported for the past seven days.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 29,33,10,779 samples have been tested up to Monday (May 3) for Covid-19, of these 16,63,742 samples were tested on Monday.
Meanwhile, Centre Monday confirmed that the Delhi High Court will honour the directions of the Supreme Court to ensure the shortage in oxygen supply to the national capital is amended before midnight, to the best of its ability. The Centre’s submission came following the court’s query, “what about oxygen as per the Supreme Court’s directions.”
A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli were informed by the Centre that six additional containers are coming to Delhi and each of them is carrying 20 metric tonnes of medical oxygen.
Maharashtra recorded more than 60,000 COVID-19 cases in a day last month, on Monday logged 48,621 new cases. The number of recoveries surpassed the case figure - 59,500 patients were discharged in 24 hours.
Maharashtra is followed by Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi have the highest number of infections.
Delhi on Monday reported as many as 18,043 new covid cases and 448 deaths, the highest daily death count so far, while Kerala will begin with its strict restrictions today, in which only essential services are being allowed. Around 26,011 new COVID-19 cases, 45 deaths and 19,519 recoveries were reported in Kerala on Monday.