India sees record 4,187 COVID-19 deaths, 4,01,078 new cases: Govt 

WION Web Team
New Delhi  Published: May 08, 2021, 10:28 AM(IST)

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Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 37,23,446, comprising 17.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 81.90 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed

India saw a record 4,187 fatalities due to COVID-19 in a single day, taking the country's death toll to 2,38,270, while 4,01,078 new infections were reported in a day, pushing the tally to 2,18,92,676, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Saturday. 

Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 37,23,446, comprising 17.01 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 81.90 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed. 

The number of people, who have recuperated from the disease, surged to 1,79,30, 960, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.09 per cent, the data stated. 

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 30,04,10,043 samples have been tested up to May 7 with 18,08,344 samples being tested on Friday. 

(With inputs from agencies) 

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