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DATA STORY: India reports 400,000+ Covid cases for 3rd straight day, over 4,000 deaths

India has so far administered 167,346,544 vaccine doses. That is 793.96 per cent of its total caseload, and 12.03 per cent of its population

A health worker in PPE prepares swab to be taken at a Covid-19 testing site set up in Agra (Photo: Bloomberg)
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A health worker in PPE prepares swab to be taken at a Covid-19 testing site set up in Agra (Photo: Bloomberg)

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India on Saturday reported a net increase of 78,282 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 3,723,446. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands at 20.24 per cent (one in 5). The country is second among the most affected countries by active cases. On Saturday, it added 401,078 cases, the most added by any country in a day, to take its total caseload to 21,892,676. And, with 4,187 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 238,270, or 1.09 per cent of total confirmed infections.
 
With 2,297,257 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on Friday, India’s

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First Published: May 08 2021 | 5:21 PM IST

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