New Delhi: India on Wednesday reported 3,780 deaths, highest in one day, and 3,82,315 fresh cases of Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. With the new addition, the country's total caseload has reached to 2,06,65,148. It is the 14th straight day when the country recorded more than three lakh cases while over 3,000 casualties have been reported.
India's total tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,06,65,148 with 34,87,229 active cases and a total of 2,26,188 deaths so far. According to MoHFW, a total of 3,38,439 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours after getting cured.
The health ministry said that a total of 16,04,94,188 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 14,84,989, who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 29,48,52,078 samples have been tested up to Tuesday (May 4) for Covid-19, of these 15,41,299 samples were tested on Tuesday.
The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday observed that the “death of Covid patients just for non-supplying of oxygen to the hospitals is a criminal act and not less than a genocide” by those responsible for ensuring the continuous procurement and supply.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday slammed the Centre for not complying with judicial orders on oxygen supply to the national capital, saying it might choose to "dig its head like an ostrich in the sand", but the court would not. Noting that people were dying, the HC asked the government: "Are you living in ivory towers?"
Meanwhile, the overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 153.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.22 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.