New Delhi: India reported less than 2-lakh cases in the last 24 hours after a slight peak on May 27. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country reported 1,65,553 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday (May 30).
2,76,309 discharges & 3,460 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, as per the Health Ministry. The new COVID-19 cases pushed the country’s total tally to 2,78,94,800. The active caseload stands at 21,14,508.
A total of 34,31,83,748 samples tested up to May 29. Of which, 20,63,839 samples were tested yesterday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The total discharges stand at 2,54,54,320 while the death toll is at 3,25,972. The vaccination tally in the country reached 21,20,66,614. The spike in new cases 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.