New Delhi: India for the first time has reported more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
A total of 401,993 fresh COVID-19 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative count of the cases to 19,164,969, the Union Health Ministry reported on Saturday. With 3,523 people succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours, the death toll has mounted to 2,11,853. Currently, there are 3,268,710 active cases of COVID-19 in the country.
India also witnessed as many as 299,988 recoveries in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative recoveries to 15,684,406.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 288,337,385 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to April 30. Of these 1,945,299 samples were tested on Friday.
The total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered stand at over 154,989,635 crore, informed the health ministry.