City Express News
New Delhi, May 20, 2021: Covid has infected over 2.57 crore people in India, with over 2.76 lakh fresh cases in the last 24 hours. The death count has touched 2,87,122 with 3,874 more people dying of the infection.
Over 20.55 lakh samples were tested for the infection in the last 24 hours, accounting for the highest single-day tests so far.
After Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have the highest number of infections.
Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 34,031 new Covid cases and 594 deaths in a day. 90 people have died of mucormycosis, a rare but fatal fungal infection, in the state so far, state public health minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday.
Delhi reported 3,846 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the lowest since April 5. 235 patients died in the last 24 hours.
Karnataka on Wednesday logged 34,281 cases, taking the caseload to over 23.06 lakh, while 468 more deaths took the total fatalities to 23,306. Bengaluru reported 11,772 more infections.
Nearly two weeks into the lockdown in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, the daily Covid tally has crossed 34,000 with Chennai accounting for around 6,500 new cases.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Wednesday said India will have procured 267 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of this year, and will be in a position to inoculate at least all of its adult population.
Rajasthan and Telangana have notified mucormycosis under the Epidemic Act.