India records highest one day Covid deaths – 4,329

India records highest one day Covid deaths - 4,329
India records highest one day Covid deaths – 4,329

The country India saw another grim record with 4,329 deaths linked to Coronavirus in the last 24 hours even as daily cases dropped to 2.63 lakh.  This is the highest toll in one day since the beginning of the pandemic last year. The biggest contributor was Karnataka, which added 38,603 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu state with 33,075 cases.  This is the 2nd  consecutive day that India reported less than 3 lakh  Coronavirus cases.

The total cases of  Coronavirus in the country India have now mounted to 2,52,28,996, with 33,53,765 active cases, the data showed. A total of 18,44,53,149  people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in India.

Here’s the latest on India’s Covid tally:
Total cases: 2,52,28,996
Total discharges: 2,15,96,512
Death toll: 2,78,719
Active cases: 33,53,765
Total vaccination: 18,44,53,149

On the otherside, State Karnataka, which has recently emerged as the new Coronavirus hotspot, continues to remain the worst affected state at present with 6,03,639 active infections followed by Maharashtra state with 4,45,495 active cases.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India saw the massive jump in number of recoveries with 4,22,436 fresh discharges.

According to ICMR , 31,82,92,881 samples have been tested up to 17th  May for the Coronavirus. 18,69,223 samples were tested on Monday.