NEW DELHI: India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases crossed the 2 crore mark with3,57,229 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll increased to 2,22,408 with 3,449 new fatalities,according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
The total tally of COVID-19 cases in the country has climbed to 2,02,82,833.
Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to34,47,133 comprising 17 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 81.91 per cent,thedata updated at 8 am showed.
Thenumber of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1, 66,13,292,while the case fatality ratewas recorded at 1.10 per cent, the data stated.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh onAugust 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and50 lakh onSeptember 16. It went past60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh onOctober 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh onNovember 20 andsurpassed theone-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 1.50 crore on April 19.
According to the ICMR,29,33,10,779 samples have been tested up to May 3with16,63,742samples being tested on Monday.