India adds 311,170 daily coronavirus infections to nearly 24.7 million

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New Delhi, India Published: May 16, 2021, 10:16 AM(IST)

Health workers attend to a coronavirus patient inside the ICU in India Photograph:( AFP )

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The South Asian nation`s tally stands at 24.68 million with the death toll at 270,284, health ministry data showed

India`s tally of coronavirus infections reached nearly 24.7 million on Sunday, increasing by 311,170 new cases over the last 24 hours, while deaths rose by 4,077.

The South Asian nation`s tally stands at 24.68 million with the death toll at 270,284, health ministry data showed.

India reported 311,170 new COVID-19 cases and 362,437 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Sunday.

While new cases continued to decrease, 4,077 Covid-related deaths were reported across the country, a slight increase from yesterday`s figure (3,890).

326,098 new COVID cases were reported on Saturday. The total positive cases in the country stands at 2,46,84,077, including 2,07,95,335 recoveries and 36,18,458 active cases.

The death toll, meanwhile, stands at 2,70,284.A total of 18,22,20,164 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the country so far. A total of 31,48,50,143 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to May 15.

Of these, 18,32,950 samples were tested on Saturday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

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