1.32 lakh COVID-19 cases, 3,207 deaths in India in 24 hrs

New Delhi: A day after reporting lowest cases since April 8, India witnessed a slight increase in COVID-19 numbers with 1,32,788 new infections reported in 24 hours and 3,207 more people succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Wednesday.

On June 1, India reported 1,27,510 cases lowest since April 8. On April 8, India had recorded 1,31,968 cases while on April 7, India witnessed 1,26,789 fresh cases.

Most Metro cities are still fighting huge waves, though Mumbai and Delhi have arrested the surge.

Andhra Pradesh on Sunday breached the 15-lakh mark in recoveries.

India’s overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,83,07,832 with 17,93,645 active cases and 3,35,102 deaths so far.

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 2,31,456 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,61,79,085 in Covid cases till date.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 21,85,46,667 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 23,97,191 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 35,00,57,330 samples have been tested up to June 1 for Covid-19. Of these 20,19,773 samples were tested on Tuesday.

In the last three weeks, India has recorded over 80,000 deaths. On May 24, India crossed a grim milestone of three-lakh deaths due to the coronavirus infections, thus becoming world’s third country after the US and Brazil to cross three-lakh deaths.

India registered record fatalities due to Covid on May 21 with 4,529 deaths — the highest from Covid infection in any country in a day since the coronavirus outbreak was reported in China’s Wuhan in December 2019.

It surpassed 4,468 deaths in the US on January 12, and earlier 4,211 in Brazil on April 6.

After battling a brutal second wave for weeks, fresh Covid cases came down below the three lakh-mark for the first time on May 17 after touching record high of 4,14,188 on May 7.