India records new high of 3,79,257 COVID cases


India on Thursday saw a record single-day spike of 379,257 coronavirus cases  and 3645 deaths in last 24 hours, according to Union ministry of health and family welfare. With this India's Covid-19 caseload now stands at 1,83,76,524, while the death toll crossed two lakh following 3,293 fresh fatalities.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, one-crore mark on December 19 and 1.5 crore on April 19.

According to the ICMR, 28,44,71,979 COVID-19 samples have been tested up to 28 April with 17,68,190 samples being tested on Wednesday alone.