The overall Covid-19 tally in India has reached 2,29,92,517 with 3.29 lakh fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll, meanwhile, reached 2,49,992 with 3,876 more fatalities. On Tuesday, India saw more recoveries than new cases -- first time in around two months.
In a slight dip, India recorded 3,29,942 fresh Covid-19 cases in a day, which pushed the tally to 2,29,92,517, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday morning. The death toll climbed to 2,49,992 with 3,876 daily deaths, the updated data showed.
The active cases increased to 37,15,221 on Tuesday, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,90,27,304 with 3,56,082 patients recovering in a day, the health ministry data stated. This is the first time in around two months that the country saw more recoveries than new cases reported in a day. Coronavirus Updates on May 11
The top five states with maximum cases, meanwhile, are Karnataka with 39,305 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 37,236 cases, Tamil Nadu with 28,978 cases, Kerala with 27,487 cases and Uttar Pradesh with 21,277 cases.
Around 46.7 per cent of the new Covid cases are reported from these five states, with Karnataka alone responsible for 11.91 per cent of the new cases.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the 1-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.
On Monday, India saw 3,66,161 new Covid-19 cases and 3,754 deaths in a span of 24 hours. The health ministry said on Monday that Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi are among 10 states that account for 73.91 per cent of the 3,66,161 new Covid-19 cases registered in a day.
Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh cumulatively account for 82.89 per cent of India's total active cases, the ministry had said.
The health ministry said on Monday that 10 states account for over 72.8 per cent of the new deaths.
The ministry also said that 6,738 oxygen concentrators, 3,856 oxygen cylinders, 16 oxygen generation plants, 4,668 ventilators/ Bi PAP/ C PAP and more than 3L Remdesivir vials received as part of global aid to India have been delivered or dispatched to states and UTs to augment and supplement their infrastructure.
The Centre is ensuring that the global aid is being expeditiously delivered to states and UTs through fast custom clearances, and use of air and road transport.
Source: India Today