With 4529 deaths, India records highest single-day COVID-19 fatalities

New Delhi : As India’s daily spike of coronavirus cases witnesses a dip with only 2,67,334 fresh infections recorded in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 continues to remain alarmingly high with 4529 more fatalities, the highest toll in a single day since the pandemic began.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the country also saw a massive jump in the number of recoveries with 3,89,851 fresh discharges.

The cumulative caseload stands at 2,54,96,330, including 2,19,86,363 recoveries, 33,53,765 active cases and 2,83,248 deaths.

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As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 32,03,01,177 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to May 18, of these, 20,08,296 samples were tested on Tuesday.

A total of 18,58,09,302 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the country so far.

 

 

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