With 3,52,991 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, the highest so far, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 1,73,13,163 while active cases have crossed the 28-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
In a bid to make oxygen available for Covid-19 patients, the Centre has not only asked manufacturing units to maximise their production but also barred the use of liquid oxygen for any non-medical purposes.
India registered over 2,000 deaths for the fourth consecutive day with the highest spike in single-day deaths.
India reported yet another grim milestone of highest number of daily new Covid-19 cases and deaths.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,36, 48,159, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.15 per cent, the data stated.
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They may have underlying health conditions and worry about what they have read, she said. The group said too many workers still go to work if they're not well.
The 2,263 new fatalities include 568 from Maharashtra, 306 from Delhi, 207 from Chhattisgarh, 195 from Uttar Pradesh, 137 from Gujarat, 123 from Karnataka and 106 from Jharkhand.
The sudden surge in recent weeks, with a newer variant possibly playing a role, is casting increasing doubt on India's official COVID-19 death toll of almost 200,000, with more than 2,000 people dying every day.
Meanwhile, numerous countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Germany have extended a helping-hand towards India in its fight against the second wave of COVID-19.
India, with a population of 1.3 billion, has a tally of 17.31 million infections and 195,123 deaths, after 2,812 deaths overnight, health ministry data showed.
This is the third day in a row when India reported more than 3 lakh Covid cases. Compared with 8,588 deaths reported in the week ending April 18, the last seven days saw 16,257 deaths.