India records 3.29 lakh COVID-19 infections, 3,876 deaths

New Delhi : India has recorded 3,29,942 fresh Covid-19 cases and 3,876 deaths in the past 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MHoFW) said on Tuesday.

With this, the country’s cumulative coronavirus infection tally has now reached 22,992,517 and the death toll mounted to 249,992.

There are currently 3,715,221 active Covid-19 cases in India, data from the health ministry shows; this accounts for 16.53 per cent of the total cases. As many as 19,027,304 patients have been discharged till now, after being treated for Covid-19. The national recovery rate resides at 82.39 pc, while the mortality rate is at 1.09 pc, according to official data.

The top five states which have registered maximum cases are Karnataka with 39,305 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 37,236 cases, Tamil Nadu with 28,978 cases, Kerala with 27,487 cases and Uttar Pradesh with 21,277 cases. 46.76 per cent of the new cases are reported from these five states, with Karnataka alone responsible for 11.91 pc of the new cases, the Ministry said.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that 305,600,187 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now, of which 1,850,110 samples were tested yesterday. The central government said 172,710,066 vaccine doses have been administered so far, of which 2,503,756 were administered in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, 17,27,10,066 people have been administered COVID-19 with 25,03,756 doses being given in the last 24 hrs.

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