New Delhi: A day after witnessing fewer than 3,000 death in over a month, India saw 3,207 people dying to the novel coronavirus in 24 hours. In comparison to Tuesday's figures, the daily infection tally also reported slight increase as 1,32,788 more people tested positive for coronavirus, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, India had reported 1,27,510 cases lowest since April 8. On April 8, India had recorded 1,31,968 cases while on April 7, India witnessed 1,26,789 fresh cases.
While many of the cities are still grappling with the worst surge of novel coronavirus, Delhi and Mumbai have been able to keep the spread in check with stringent measures even as the state governments have cautioned against the possible third wave.
India's overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,83,07,832 with 17,93,645 active cases and 3,35,102 deaths so far.
According to the Health Ministry, a total of 2,31,456 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,61,79,085 in Covid cases till date.
The Health Ministry said that a total of 21,85,46,667 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 23,97,191 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 35,00,57,330 samples have been tested up to June 1 for Covid-19. Of these 20,19,773 samples were tested on Tuesday.
In the last three weeks, India has recorded over 80,000 deaths. On May 24, India crossed a grim milestone of three-lakh deaths due to the coronavirus infections, thus becoming world's third country after the US and Brazil to cross three-lakh deaths.