India records biggest single-day toll with 4,329 deaths ; over 2.63 lakh positives


India records biggest sin
India reported 2,63,533 new Covid infections and 4,329 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Tuesday.
This is the highest number of daily deaths recorded in India since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic in the country. Previously, India had recorded 4,205 deaths in a day on May 12.
With over 2.63 infections, the lowest in 28 days, India's total Covid case count had surged past the 2.5 crore mark. A total of 2,59,170 cases were reported in a span of 24 hours on April 20.
India has become the world's second Nation, after the United States, to pass this grim milestone.
The active cases further reduced to 33,53,765 comprising 13.29 per cent of the total infections, while the National Covid-19 recovery rate has improved to 85.60 per cent, the data showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,15,96,512, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.10 per cent, the data stated.
State-wise analysis of the data shows that Karnataka leads the list with about 38,000 cases and is followed by Tamil Nadu which reported over 33,000 cases on Monday. The case count was 26,616 for Maharashtra and 21,402 for Kerala. Four other States reported between 10,000 and 20,000 cases and this included West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Odisha. Uttar Pradesh’s case count fell below 10,000 mark while Delhi which was another epicenter of this wave of outbreak reported below 5,000 cases.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.
According to the ICMR, 31,82,92,881 samples have been tested up to May 17 with 18,69,223 samples being tested on Monday.
Times of India