First time in many weeks, India has recorded below 3.1 lakh mark for COVID cases. In the last 24 hours, 3,11,170 COVID-19 cases were registered that took the total tally of the country to 2,46,84,077. 4,077 new fatalities were reported pushing the death toll to 2,70,284, according to Union health ministry data updated on Sunday.
The total active cases tally has reduced to 36,18,458. While the total number of vaccinations stands at 18,22,20,164. (ANI tweet)
The number of recoveries has also shown signs of improvement as it reaches 2,07,95,335, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.09 percent, according to the data updated at 8 am.
India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the two-crore mark on May 4. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 31,48,50,143 samples have been tested up to May 14 with 18,32,950 samples being tested on Saturday only.
Meanwhile, a second batch of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccines has arrived in India on Sunday. It is expected to give a boost to India’s plans to vaccinate its people as the country suffers from the severe slash of the vicious second wave of the covid-19 pandemic. It will probably help more in bringing the situation under control.