Coronavirus: India reports 3.11 lakh new cases, 4,077 deaths

With 19,511 new cases reported, the number of daily infections came below 20,000 after 10 days. The state has reported 13,137 deaths and over 11 lakh cases so far.
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New Delhi: India reported 3,11,170 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 2.46 crore. As many as 4,077 deaths were reported across the country. The toll now stands at 2,70,284, while active cases stand at 26.18 lakh.

The country has recording more than 1 lakh infections every day since April 5. With a drop in Covid cases lately, nearly 40 lakh cases have been logged in the last 10 days alone.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a high-level meeting to review India’s Covid situation. PM Modi suggested “localised containment strategies are the need of the hour specially for states where TPR (test positivity rate) is high”. He also told officials to ensure rural parts get supply of medical oxygen, states are not pressured to supress Covid figures and vaccination drive is ramped up.

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