India reports record 3,689 deaths in 24 hours
India on Sunday (May 2) registered its highest single-day toll of 3,689 coronavirus deaths. The country, ravaged by the second wave of COVID-19 also saw a slight drop in the daily numbers with 2,92,488 fresh cases.
The new caseload has taken India's COVID-19 tally to 1,95,57,457, according to the Union Health Ministry, reports Business Today.
Presently, there are 33,49,644 active cases in the country and the total fatality toll stands at 2,15,542. Up to 3,07,865 discharges have been made over the last 25 hours, taking the total number of recovered corona cases to 1,59,92,271.
Overall, 15,68,16,031 people have been vaccinated in the country so far.
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.
The country crossed the grim milestone of 1.50 crore on April 19.
According to ICMR, 29,01,42,339 samples have been tested up to May 1 with 18,04,954 samples being tested on Saturday.