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India records 3,46,786 Covid cases, 2,624 deaths in a day

India records 3,46,786 Covid cases, 2,624 deaths in a day

A record single-day rise of 3,46,786 coronavirus cases pushed India’s tally of infection to 1,66,10,481, while active cases crossed the 25-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. The death toll rose to 1,89,544 with a record 2,624 more fatalities in a day, the data updated at 8 a.m. showed.

With a steady increase, active cases in the country reached 25,52,940 and comprise 15.37 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 reco ugust 7, 30 lakh on Aug 23 last year, 40 lakh on Sep 5 and 50 lakh on Sep 16. It went past 60 lakh on Sep 28, 70 lakh on Oct 11, crossed 80 lakh on Oct 29, 90 lakh on Nov 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on Dec 19.

India crossed the grim milestone of a total of 1.50 crore Covid-19 on Apr 19 this year.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 27,61,99,222 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till Apr 23 with 17,53,569 of them being examined on Friday.