Coronavirus India Updates: 3.86 Lakh New Infections Take Active Cases Above 31 Lakh
Passengers sit on a train at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus train station during a lockdown in Mumbai. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Updates: 3.86 Lakh New Infections Take Active Cases Above 31 Lakh

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India continued to report a record surge in Covid-19 infections, with Maharashtra remaining the epicentre of the crisis.

3.86 lakh people tested positive for the virus in a 24-hour period, the highest number of fresh cases in any country in any day, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on April 30.

Active coronavirus infections in India crossed 31 lakh for the first time ever.

More than 3,000 patients succumbed to the illness for the third straight day, overwhelming the country’s crematoriums and burial grounds. That took the total death toll to 2.08 lakh.

Key Numbers

  • Total confirmed cases: 1,87,62,976
  • Total number of active cases: 31,70,228
  • Total patients cured/discharged: 1,53,84,418
  • Total deaths: 2,08,330
  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 3,86,452
  • One-day recoveries: 2,97,540
  • One-day deaths: 3,498
  • Total vaccine doses administered: 15,22,45,179

Maharashtra extended pandemic curbs by another two weeks as the state continues to battle the spread of the coronavirus. The existing restrictions on movement of individuals and on business operations will now stay in effect till May 15, and will not expire on May 1 as earlier announced.

The local administration in Mumbai has decided to close all vaccination centres in the city for three days due to a shortage of doses.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said citizens above 45 years of age, who have registered, will be vaccinated for sure after May 2. The planned vaccination drive for those above 18 years of age is likely to be delayed due to the shortage, it said.

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