India reports 3,890 deaths, 3.26 lakh fresh cases in a day
Published: 02:32 PM, 15 May 2021
The COVID caseload in India has reached 2.43 crore with 3.26 lakh new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
Besides, another 3,890 people have died of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in India, the worst-hit country by the second wave of the coronavirus, raising the death toll to 266,229.
According to Hindustan Times and NDTV, citing the country’s Ministry of Health on Saturday, 3.53 lakh Covid-19 patients recovered from the virus, increasing the number of recovery patients to two crores.
More than 18 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the country till Friday, the country’s health ministry sources said.
Maharashtra on Friday reported under 40,000 cases for the first time since March 31. The 39,923 new COVID-19 cases reported yesterday have pushed the western state’s caseload to 53.09 lakh. Nearly 80,000 people have died due to virus-related complications in the state since the pandemic began.
West Bengal on Friday registered its highest single-day spike of 20,846 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 10,94,802. The number of fatalities in the state rose to 12,993 after 136 more people, including five eminent doctors, died due to the infection, the state health bulletin said.
It is to be mentioned that the COVID-19 pandemic in India remains hugely concerning, with several states continuing to see a worrying number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, warning that the pandemic’s second year will be “far more deadly” than the first for the world.