New Delhi: India reported another jump in new infections on Wednesday as the country reported more than 380,000 cases in the last 24 hours. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 3,82,315 new infections were reported on May 5, up from the previous day’s tally of 3,57,229 new COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday morning.
The new cases pushed the total tally to 2,06,65,148 cases in the country as on May 5.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as many as 3,780 mortalities were reported, a sharp increases from previous day in the last 24 hours. On Tuesday 3,449 deaths reported. With more than 3700 deaths the total death tally in the country rose to 2,26,188 lives lost to date.
The spurt in new cases has crossed the 4-lakh mark in the country on April 30. The cases have been rising since mid-April and had crossed the 3 Lakh mark within a week. The new infections have been staying above 200,000-mark since April 15. The new cases have been increasing at an alarming pace since the country broke the one lakh case barrier on April 4 when it reported 1,03,558 new COVID-19 cases. Within a fortnight, the numbers have doubled, sounding alarm bells throughout the country as medical infrastructure, doctors and patients grapple with resource crunch.
On the recovery front, 3,38,439 discharges were recorded in the last 24 hours, Ministry of health data showed on Wednesday. The total number of patients that have been discharged stood at 1,69,51,731 cases in the country on May 5.
The country also saw an increase in active cases from the previous day. From a total of 34,47,133 active cased logged on Tuesday, the country recorded 34,87,229 active cases on Wednesday.
On the vaccination front, a total of 16,04,94,188 doses have been administered in the country to date. India began its vaccination programme on January 16 and has begun its third phase of vaccine rollouts on May 1, for everyone who is above 18 years of age.