India records 3.68 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases, 3417 deaths in last 24 hours

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 15,71,98,207.

On Monday, May 3, Union Health Ministry released the data of new COVID-19 cases in India, there is decrease in new cases from previous day.

Report released by the Union Health Ministry states that in the last 24 hours, India reported 3,68,147 new COVID-19 cases and 3,00,732 patients got discharge, while 3,417 people died of this deadly virus. Total active cases in India is now around 33.13 lakhs. The total death toll in India reached to 2,18,959.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) also released a data that shows 29,16,47,037 samples were tested up to May 2, including 15,04,698 samples tested yesterday.

The total vaccination across the country has crossed more than 15.71 Cr mark. The country has administered more than 16 lakh vaccine doses till 8 pm on May 2.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 15,71,98,207.

On May 2, Shri Rajiv Gauba, Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, today reviewed various aspects of COVID-19 preparedness in Delhi.  Officials of the Government of NCT of Delhi (GNCTD) made a presentation in the meeting, covering issues of recent trends in active cases, deaths and positivity rate; availability and expansion plans of medical infrastructure; status of oxygen availability; home isolation procedures and helpline; ambulance services; and testing.

Union Health Ministry official stressed the need to restart the earlier practice of transparent electronic displays, at each hospital site, of the number of beds available in that facility for COVID patients.  The Additional Secretary, Health also emphasized the need for setting up oxygen audit Committees in various hospitals and medical facilities.

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