Corona: India Records 2.67 Lakh New Cases, 4,529 Deaths

India’s daily spike of coronavirus cases remained below the 3 lakh mark for the third consecutive day as only 2,67,334 fresh infections were recorded during a 24-hour period

New Delhi: India recorded the highest single-day Corona fatalities with 4,529 new deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, India’s daily spike of coronavirus cases remained below the 3 lakh mark for the third consecutive day as only 2,67,334 fresh infections were recorded during a 24-hour period.

At present, the cumulative caseload stands at 2,54,96,330, including 32,26,719 active cases, 2,19,86,363 recoveries and 2,83,248 deaths.

Karnataka, which has recently emerged as the new COVID-19 hotspot, continues to remain the worst affected state at present with 5,75,028 active infections followed by Maharashtra with 4,19,727 active cases.

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 32,03,01,177 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to May 18, of these, 20,08,296 samples were tested on Tuesday.

A total of 18,58,09,302 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the country so far.

Earlier on Tuesday, the country saw the highest ever recoveries with 4,22,436 fresh discharges in a single day for the first time.

On Monday (May 17), India’s daily spike of coronavirus cases remained below the 3 lakh mark for the first time after 26 days as only 2,81,386 fresh infections were recorded in the last 24 hours.

On April 22, the country achieved a grim milestone in its fight against the raging coronavirus as it reported over 3 lakh new cases in a 24-hour period for the first time since the pandemic began last year.

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