COVID-19: India Records 2,59,551 Cases, Lowest In A Month; Toll Surges
New Delhi: Barely a day after recording less than 4000 deaths, India’s COVID-19 casualties soared to a grim 4,209, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Friday. However, the positive case count dropped to 2,59,551, the lowest in a month’s time.
India reported a record COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday with 4,529 fatalities, the highest in the country so far. It surpassed 4,468 casualties in the US on January 12, and earlier 4,211 in Brazil on April 6.
Fresh Covid cases came down below the three lakh mark for the first time on May 17 after touching a record high of 4,14,188 on May 7.
India’s overall COVID-19 tally now stands at 2,60,31,991 with 30,27,925 active cases and 2,91,331 casualties so far.