India reported 3.62,238 lakh new cases of COVID-19 and 3,454 deaths as of 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4. The country has so far reported a total of 2.06.37,870 cases and 2.25,840 deaths.

Maharashtra reported 51,880 infections, accounting for over 14% of new cases, followed by Karnataka (44,631) and Kerala (37,190). Maharashtra also recorded the highest number of casualties (891) on Tuesday. Uttar Pradesh followed with 351 new deaths, while Karnataka recorded 292 new victims. Up to 3,15,665 new collections were registered, bringing the total to 1,69 16,517.

The figures do not include cases and deaths in Delhi, Sikkim and Ladakh. The data comes from the respective state and UT health reports.

India went through 2 crores of infections on Monday, becoming the second country after the United States to cross the bar. On average, almost 47% of the cases worldwide were recorded in India as on Tuesday.

India also continued to lead the world in terms of average recorded daily deaths with more than 3,500 deaths per day on average. Brazil, which ranks second, has recorded an average of 2,384 deaths per day. The United States was a distant third (683).

More than 16.6 lakh tests were performed on Monday (the results of which were made available on Tuesday), about 1.6 lakh more samples than the day before. A total of 29.33 crore of samples have been tested in the country since the start of the pandemic.

More than 17 lakh doses were administered nationwide in the 24 hours ending Tuesday at 7 a.m., about 5 lakh doses more than had been recorded in the previous 24 hours. The vaccination rate in the last seven days (20.6 lakh daily doses on average) has dropped compared to the previous seven days (26 lakh daily doses on average).

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