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Jaipur. India saw a insignificant rise in the daily Covid cases on Tuesday as it registered over 3.57 lakh fresh cases and 3,449 deaths in the past 24 hours. According to the Union health ministry. With fresh cases, India has crossed the two crore mark and reached more than two crores. The total number of active cases in the country now stands at more than 34 lakhs. Meanwhile, over 3,000 deaths due to Covid have pushed the nationwide tally to more than two lakhs. More than sixteen lakh people have been vaccinated against the infection.
India had stopped its hugely popular Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday as the infection scrolls out of control, with the country adding 10 million cases in just over four months, after taking more than 10 months to reach the first 10 million. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are the top five states that have been registering the maximum number of cases. On Tuesday, Mumbai reported more than two thousand fresh positive cases of this infection. A record of single-day spike is 173 Covid mortality and 7,601 new cases pushed Punjab to the death cases due to Covid to 9,645 and infection tally to more than three lakhs. Karnataka on Tuesday reported 44,631 new Covid cases and 292 deaths. Amid this, the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 16 crore with nearly 11.5 lakh doses administered till 8 pm on Tuesday, the health ministry said. Meanwhile, scientists at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology said the B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus, also known as the double mutant, is now a dominant variant in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and now Telangana.