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Covid-19: India reports record high 3.46L Covid cases, 2,624 deaths

New Delhi: India has logged in yet another grim milestone of highest number of daily new Covid-19 cases and deaths. A total of 3,46,786 Covid cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, and 2,624 deaths, the highest single-day deaths so far in the country, according to health ministry’s reports on Saturday. A total of 2,19,838 Covid infected people were recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery so far to 1,38,67,997.

India registered over 2,000 deaths for the fourth consecutive day with the highest spike in single-day deaths. On Friday, India had registered 2,263 deaths, while on Thursday 2,104 and on Wednesday 2023 deaths were reported.

A total of 1,89,544 have lost their lives due to Covid-19 in India since the beginning of the pandemic last year. The Health Ministry said that a total of 17,53,569 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 27,61,99,222 samples have been tested in the country.

According to the government data, a total of 29,01,412 people were also vaccinated in the same period, taking the total inoculation count to 13,83,79,832. This is the third day in a row when India reported more than 3 lakh Covid cases. Since April 15, India has been reporting over 2 lakh new Covid-19 cases on a daily basis.

The national capital is the worst-hit city in the country. Delhi has been reporting the biggest daily spikes in Covid cases this month. Delhi on Friday logged 348 Covid-linked deaths – its biggest single-day spike in the death count. It reported 24,331 new coronavirus cases on Friday. 

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Meanwhile, overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 145.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.08 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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