India recorded a single-day rise of 3,82,315 new coronavirus infections pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,06,65,148, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday.
The daily spike had reached its peak of over four lakh cases on May 1 but came down to 3,57,229 cases yesterday.
As many as 3,780 people succumbed to the disease in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative death toll to 2,26,188.
Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 34,87,229 comprising 16.87 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 82.03 per cent, the Union Health Ministry data showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,69,51,731, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.09 per cent, the Union Health Ministry data stated.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 29,48,52,078 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to May 3 of which 15,41,299 samples were tested on Tuesday.
The total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered stand at over 16,04,94,188, informed the health ministry.
The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. "Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
India is currently dealing with a devastating second COVID-19 wave that has swept through the nation, crushing the country's health infrastructure and overburdening frontline medical workers.
Total cases: 2,06,65,148
Total recoveries: 1,69,51,731
Death toll: 2,26,188
Active cases: 34,87,229
Total vaccination: 16,04,94,188