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DATA STORY: In a first, India reports more than 400,000 Covid cases in a day

India has so far administered 154,989,635 vaccine doses. That is 808.71 per cent of its total caseload, and 11.14 per cent of its population

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A health worker takes a nasal swab to test for Covid-19 at a government facility in Hyderabad. Photo: PTI

India on Saturday reported a net increase of 98,482 in active cases to take its count to 3,268,710. India’s share of global active cases now stands at 17.26 per cent (one in 6). The country is second among the most affected countries by active cases. On Saturday, it added 401,993 cases, the most in a day yet, to take its total caseload to 19,164,969. And, with 3,523 new fatalities, its Covid-19 reached 211,853, or 1.11 per cent of total confirmed infections.

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First Published: Sat, May 01 2021. 10:43 IST

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