05 May 2021: Coronavirus: India records deadliest day with 3,780 more fatalities
India reported a record number of 3,780 fresh COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, the highest number of single-day fatalities since the pandemic began.
The number of single-day infections also rose to 3.82 lakh even as the number of tests dropped to 15.4 lakh. The test positivity rate stood at a high 24.8%.
Experts say the actual tally could be five to 10 times higher.
Statistics: India total tally now reaches 2.06 crore
According to the Union Health Ministry, till Wednesday morning, India reported a total of 2,06,65,148 COVID-19 cases. The death toll has reached 2,26,188.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,69,51,731 patients have recovered, while 34,87,229 cases involve active infections.
In the past 24 hours alone, India recorded 3,82,315 new infections and 3,780 fresh fatalities.
16,04,94,188 vaccine doses have been administered so far.
States: 891 new deaths in Maharashtra alone
Of the 3,780 new fatalities, Maharashtra reported 891, followed by Uttar Pradesh (351), Delhi (288), Karnataka (210), Chhattisgarh (210), Punjab (173), Rajasthan (154), Haryana (153), and Tamil Nadu (144).
Several states/union territories reported record spikes in infections including Tamil Nadu (21,228 new cases), West Bengal (17,639), Haryana (15,786), Uttarakhand (7,028), Jammu and Kashmir (4,680), Himachal Pradesh (3,824), Meghalaya (339), and Arunachal Pradesh (234).