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 1,73,790 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday (May 29).
2,84,601 discharges & 3,617 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 2,77,29,247. Active caseload further declines to 22,28,724 with active cases decrease by 1,14,428 in the last 24 hours.
The total discharges stand at 2,51,78,011 while the death toll is at 3,22,512. Recovery rate has increased to 90.80%. Weekly positivity rate is currently at 9.84%, daily at 8.36%, less than 10% for 5 consecutive days, as per the Ministry.
The vaccination tally in the country reached 20,89,02,445. 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.