Maharashtra has the most deaths; India currently has one in two cases worldwide every day.
India reported 3 92,603 new cases of COVID-19 and 3,673 deaths as of 11:15 p.m. STI on May 1.
The country has so far reported a total of 1,9549,943 cases and 2,15,454 deaths.
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Maharashtra reported 63,282 infections, accounting for over 16% of new cases, followed by Karnataka (40,990) and Kerala (35,636).
Maharashtra also recorded the highest number of casualties (802) on May 1. Delhi followed with 412 new deaths, while Uttar Pradesh recorded 303 new victims. The figures do not include cases and deaths in Ladakh.
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The data comes from covid19india.org, an independent aggregator of daily COVID-19 numbers.
No fewer than 19,459,299 samples were tested in the country on April 30 (the results of which were made available on May 1), the largest number of tests carried out in a single day. For the second day in a row, the number of daily tests carried out crossed the 19 lakh mark.
A total of 28.83 crore samples have been tested in the country since the pandemic began in 2020.
Almost 27.44 lakh doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. on May 1, which is 5.1 lakh more than was administered in the previous 24 hours. It is also 2.1 lakh higher than what was recorded at the same time a week ago. A total of 15.49 crore of doses had been administered at 7 a.m. on May 1.
The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in India has dropped significantly in the last 15 days of April. On April 15, about 32.69 lakh doses were administered daily across the country on average. However, as of April 30, only about 23.72 lakh doses were being administered daily in the country on average.
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India leads the world in the average number of reported infections and deaths recorded daily.
India currently has one in two cases worldwide every day. The average daily death toll in India is 1.3 times that of Brazil, which recorded the second highest number of new deaths with more than 2,500.