India sees drop in COVID infections as 2.57 lakh new cases reported in last 24 hours; tally nears 2.63 cr

 India sees drop in COVID infections as 2.57 lakh new cases reported in last 24 hours; tally nears 2.63 cr

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The number of active COVID-19 cases in India stands at 29,23,400, while 2,30,70,365 people have recovered so far, the Union Health Ministry said

NEW DELHI

With more than  2.57 lakh new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India neared 2.63 crores, as per the latest data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MohFW) on Saturday.

The country has reported as many as 2,57,299 fresh COVID-19 cases, 3,57,630 discharges, and 4,194 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. The new deaths pushed India’s Covid-19 death toll to 2,95,525, while the total recoveries surged to 2,30,70,365.

A total of 29,23,400 cases are currently active in the country, according to the health ministry.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 19,33,72,819 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 14,58,895 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 32,64,84,155 samples have been tested up to May 21 for Covid-19. Of these 20,66,285 samples were tested on Friday.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today said that India will be in a position to vaccinate at least all of its adult population by the end of this year. “Between August and December 2021, India will have procured 216 crore vaccine doses, while by July this year, 51 crore doses will be procured,” he added.

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