India reported 3,62,238 lakh new COVID-19 cases and 3,454 deaths until 11.30 p.m. on Tuesday (May 4). The country has so far reported a total of 2,06,37,870 cases and 2,25,840 deaths.
Maharashtra reported 51,880 infections, accounting for over 14% of the new cases, followed by Karnataka (44,631) and Kerala (37,190). Maharashtra also recorded the most number of casualties (891) on Tuesday. Uttar Pradesh followed with 351 new deaths, while Karnataka registered 292 new casualties. As many as 3,15,665 new recoveries were recorded, taking the total to 1,69,16,517.
The figures do not include cases and deaths from Delhi, Sikkim and Ladakh. The data are sourced from the health bulletins of the respective States and UTs.
India on Monday crossed 2 crore infections, becoming only the second country after the U.S. to cross the mark. On an average, nearly 47% of the world’s cases were recorded in India as on Tuesday.
India also continued to top the world in average registered daily deaths with over 3,500 deaths a day on an average. Brazil, which ranked second, recorded 2,384 deaths daily on an average. The U.S. was a distant third (683).
Over 16.6 lakh tests were conducted on Monday (results of which were made available on Tuesday), about 1.6 lakh more samples compared to the previous day. A total of 29.33 crore samples have been tested in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
Over 17 lakh doses were administered in the country in the 24 hours ending 7 a.m. on Tuesday, about 5 lakh doses more than what was recorded in the previous 24 hours. The vaccination rate in the last seven days (20.6 lakh daily doses on an average) dropped compared to the previous seven days (26 lakh daily doses on an average).