New Delhi: Setting yet another grim milestone, India reported over 4.12 (4,12,262) lakh new daily cases in the last 24 hours.
With 3,980 fatalities, the nation registered its highest casualties in a single day, as per the Union Health Ministry data on Thursday (May 6). The death toll breached the 2.3-lakh mark (2, 30,168). The active count has climbed to 35,66,398 while with 3,29,113 discharges in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries stand at 1,72,80,844.
This is the second time that India breached the 4-lakh margin of fresh cases in a single day. On May 1, India had recorded 4,01,993 cases of daily infection in 24 hours.
India recorded 3.82 lakh new COVID-19 cases and 3,780 deaths on May 5. Today is the 15th straight day that India has recorded over 3 lakh fresh cases.
As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 29,67,75,209 samples have been tested till Wednesday (May 5), out of which 19,23,131 samples were tested yesterday.
Twelve states including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Bihar and Haryana contribute the highest for India's total active coronavirus cases.