Covid-19 Updates: India Records Over 3.48 Lakh New Cases, More Than 4,200 Deaths in 24 Hours

India has recorded 3,48,421 new cases in the last 24 hours. Ten states reported 71.22% of the new cases in the same period, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.


According to MoHFW, Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 40,956. It is followed by Karnataka with 39,510 while Kerala reported 37,290 new cases.

The National Mortality Rate currently stands at 1.09%. Also, 4,205 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Ten States account for 73.17% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the mCovid-19 Updates: India Records Over 3.48 Lakh New Cases, More Than 4,200 Deaths in 24 Hoursaximum casualties (793). Karnataka follows with 480 daily deaths, it added.

Meanwhile, over 24.4 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours. As of Day-116 of the vaccination drive (11 May, 2021), 24,46,674 vaccine doses were given. Across 18,543 sessions, 10,92,452 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 13,54,222 beneficiaries received their second dose of vaccine, the Ministry also said.


It added that 4,79,282 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of Covid vaccine in the last 24 hours and cumulatively 30,44,463 across 30 states/UTs since the start of phase-III of vaccination drive.

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