India’s total tally of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 witnessed a slight dip with 3.57 lakh cases. In the past 24 hours, India reported 3,57,229 new infections, compared to 4 lakh cases on the 3rd of May.
Besides 3,57,229 new cases, the Nation recorded 3,449 deaths taking the total tally to 2,22,408 deceased cases. The above mentioned data was confirmed by the Union Health Ministry on the morning of the 4th of May, Tuesday. In addition, the data also highlighted the number of tests, conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR.)
According to the ICMR, in the past 24 hours, a total of 16,63,742 tests have been conducted for COVID-19, taking the total to 29,33,10,779.
With this, till date, India has 2,02,82,833 positive cases, of which 34,47,133 are active cases, 1,66,13,292 are recovered/discharged cases and 2,22,408 deceased cases. Adding to it, India’s COVID-19 recovery rate is at 81.91 %, active caseload is at 17% and fatality rate is at 1.10 %.
It is to be noted, India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 1.50 crore cases on the 19th of April and 2 crore cases on the 2nd of May.
Below are few updates about COVID-19 situation in India:
The United States of America (U.S.A.,) Air Force flights that were scheduled to leave for India with essential life saving COVID-19 supplies have been delayed till the 5th of May, due to maintenance issues.
Maharashtra, which was the worst COVID-19 hit State, reported a decline in the daily new cases. In the past 24 hours, the State’s single day spike decreased to below 50,000 cases from 65,000 cases of the Novel Coronavirus infection.
The Government of India has so far provided nearly 16.69 crore vaccine doses to states/UTs free of cost. More than 75 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs to be administered.
Mumbai’s BMC has organised a drive in car vaccination centre at Dadar for the first time on Tuesday, the 4th of May.
Israel to send medications and medical equipment including oxygen generators and respirators to India as part of COVID-19 assistance.
Rahul Gandhi, the former Minister of the Indian National Congress (INC) asked for a complete lockdown to control the situation. He took to Twitter and said, “GOI doesn’t get it. The only way to stop the spread of Corona now is a full lockdown– with the protection of NYAY for the vulnerable sections. GOI’s inaction is killing many innocent people.”
Many states and UTs, including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, West Bengal, Assam, Maharashtra, Punjab, Odisha, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Rajasthan imposed complete or partial lockdown to control the spread of the COVID-19 cases.