India records 1.73 L new Covid cases and 3,617 deaths


India on Saturday reported 1,73,790 fresh Covid-19 cases, the lowest in the last 45 days. As per Health Ministry data on Saturday morning, 3,617 patients succumbed to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.  A total of 2,84,601 people were discharged with 2,51,78,011 being cured from Covid till date.

India’s overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,77,29,247 with 22,28,724 active cases, and 3,22,512 deaths, so far. The Health Ministry said that a total of 20,89,02,445 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 30,62,747 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 34,11,19,909 samples have been tested up to May 28 for Covid-19. Of these 20,80,048 samples were tested on Friday.