COVID-19: India records 3,68,147 new cases and 3,417 fatalities in single day  

WION Web Team
New Delhi  Published: May 03, 2021, 03:02 PM(IST)

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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,62,93,003, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.10 per cent, the data stated

The daily COVID-19 cases in India showed a slight dip with 3,68,147 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, taking the total tally of cases to 1,99,25,604, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. 

The death toll increased to 2,18,959 with 3,417 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.  

While the country recorded 4,01,993 new cases on May 1, it had registered 3,92,488 fresh cases on May 2.  

Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 34,13,642 comprising 17.13 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 81.77 per cent.  

The number of people, who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,62,93,003, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.10 per cent, the data stated.  

According to the ICMR, 29,16,47,037 samples have been tested up to May 2 with 15,04,698 samples being tested on Sunday.  

The 3,417 new fatalities include 669 from Maharashtra, 407 from Delhi, 288 from Uttar Pradesh, 217 from Karnataka, 199 from Chhattisgarh, 159 from Rajasthan, 157 from Punjab, 153 each from Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, 145 from Haryana and 115 from Jharkhand. 

A total of 2,18,959 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 70,284 from Maharashtra, 16,966 from Delhi, 16,011 from Karnataka, 14,346 from Tamil Nadu, 13,162 from Uttar Pradesh, 11,539 from West Bengal, 9,317 from Punjab and 9,009 from Chhattisgarh. 

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. 

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation. 

(With inputs from agencies) 

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