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New Delhi: In the last 13 days, India has been clocking more than 300,000 daily Covid-19 cases and at the same time the healthcare system has been affected and crumbling under the rise of cases. Added to the problem is the shortage of ICU beds and medical oxygen.

Sahib in New Delhi, Monday, May 3, 2021. The infection tally is now past 20-million mark.

India on Tuesday registered 357,229 new Covid-19 cases in the preceding 24 hours. ,449 new fatalities were also recorded in the same duration, mounting the death toll to 222,408. The country’s cumulative case count has now reached 20,282,833, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard at 9:15am.

The active coronavirus caseload, which crossed the three-million-mark last Thursday, currently stands at 3,447,133. This accounts for 17.13% of the total confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country. As many as 320,289 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours and so far, and 16,613,292 people in total have recovered from the viral disease, the health ministry’s dashboard displayed. With this, the country’s recovery rate stands at 81.77%, the government said. 3.57 lakh cases have been added in the last 24 hours.

So far, India has recorded over 1.99 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 2,18,959 deaths. A total of 1,62,93,003 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 34,13,642 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 17.13 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India’s recovery rate now stands at 81.77 percent.

Globally, more than 15.31 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 32.09 lakh have died so far. India has begun the third phase of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 18 years of age will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. India’s regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for three vaccines — Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 15.71 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

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