New Delhi, May 03, 2021: A huge surge of 3.68 lakh fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours took India’s total caseload to 1.99 crore.
The country saw 3,417 deaths linked to Covid during this period, which takes the total number of deaths to 2.18 lakh.
On Sunday, the country reported the highest number of deaths since the start of the pandemic with 3,689 people dying. 3,92,488 infections were recorded during the previous 24 hours, six per cent higher than the latest daily spike.
Meanhwile, for the second straight day, Delhi reported over 400 Covid deaths on Sunday while the positivity rate - the rate at which people getting tested for Covid receive positive results - dropped below 30 per cent, according to the state health bulletin. The city also added 20,394 fresh cases.
It reported 407 deaths on Sunday, a tad behind the 412 deaths on Saturday, the highest so far. The positivity rate stood at 28.33 per cent.
Delhi on Friday recorded 375 deaths, 395 on Thursday, 368 on Wednesday, 381 on Tuesday, 380 on Monday, 350 on Sunday, and 357 on Saturday last week, according to government data.
The city has so far recorded 11,94,946 cases, of which over 10.85 lakh have recovered. The death count due to the viral disease stands at 16,966, the bulletin said.