New Delhi: The total number of COVID-19 cases in India has crossed the 2 crore mark with over 50 lakh infections added in just 15 days.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 2,02,82,833 with 3.57,229 new infections reported in one day, while the death toll rose to 2,22,408 with 3,449 new deaths, according to data released. update from the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.

The total number of COVID-19 infections in India had passed the 1 crore mark on December 19, after which it took 107 days to reach 1.25 crore on April 5. However, it only took 15 days for cases to cross the 1.50 mark.

With a steady increase, active cases rose to 34.47133, or 17% of total infections, while the national recovery rate from COVID-19 was recorded at 81.91%, according to updated data. at 8 o’clock in the morning.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease climbed to 1,66,13,292, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.10%, the data showed.

India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 20 lakh on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16; it exceeded 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and crossed the one crore mark on December 19. India hit the grim 1.50 crore milestone on April 19.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 29,33,10,779 samples were tested through May 3, with 16,63,742 samples tested on Monday.

The 3,449 new deaths include 567 from Maharashtra, 448 from Delhi, 285 from Uttar Pradesh, 266 from Chhattisgarh, 239 from Karnataka, 155 from Punjab, 154 from Rajasthan, 140 each from Gujarat and Haryana, 129 from Jharkhand, 128 from Uttarakhand and 122 from Tamil Nadu.

A total of 2,224,408 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 70,851 from Maharashtra, 17,414 from Delhi, 16,250 from Karnataka, 14,468 from Tamil Nadu, 13,447 from Uttar Pradesh, 11,637 from West Bengal, 9,472 from Punjab and 9,275 from Chhattisgarh.

“ Full lockdown with income support only ”

Congressman Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that the only way to stop the spread of the coronavirus now was a full lockdown with protection from the minimum income guarantee system, NYAY, for vulnerable sections.

“GOI doesn’t get it. The only way to stop the spread of Corona now is with a full lockdown – with NYAY’s protection for vulnerable sections,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

“The inaction of the Indian government is killing many innocent people,” he said.

Restore MPLAD Schema for COVID-19: BSP Needs

New Delhi: Lok Sabha MP Kunwar, Danish Ali, on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restore MP’s Local Area Development Program (MPLADS) so lawmakers can install oxygen factories in their homes. constituencies and other health needs in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government suspended MPLADS in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, and said the funds would be used to manage health services and the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, BSP chief Ali pointed out the “very serious situation” due to the spread of the coronavirus in his parliamentary constituency of Amroha in Uttar Pradesh.

“Residents of Amroha Lok Sabha constituency are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. The disease has spread from village to village … There is a huge shortage of medicines, beds, oxygen and other medical facilities needed to deal with this disease but there is hardly any support medicine to save precious lives, ”he said.

In accordance with the decision of the Union government, MPLAD funds for the years 2020-21 and 2021-22 have been suspended with the aim of combating COVID-19 and providing medical facilities throughout the country, including understood in Amroha, said Ali.