With 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, India continued to report more than four lakh daily coronavirus infections for the fourth day on the trot. With this, the cumulative national tally of the infection went up to 2,22,96,414, the union health ministry informed on Sunday morning.
The country saw 3,86,444 fresh recoveries on Saturday, pushing the total number of discharges to 1,83,17,404. At present, India has 37,36,648 active coronavirus cases.
4,092 deaths related deaths were also registered in the last 24 hours, taking the total COVID-related death toll to 2,42,362. A total of 30,22,75,471 samples had been tested up to May 8, of which, 18,65,428 were tested on Saturday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed.
Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi are among 10 states that account for 71.75 percent of the 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases registered in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.
The other states in the list of 10 are Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Rajasthan, and Haryana.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 56,578. It is followed by Karnataka with 47,563 while Kerala reported 41,971 new cases A total of more than 30.22 crore tests have been conducted so far across the country while the daily COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 21.64 percent, the ministry said.
As many as 16,94,39,663 vaccination doses had been administered in the country up to May 7. The vaccination process, which started on January 16, is currently underway in the country.