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With over 4 lakh Coronavirus cases in 24 hrs, India sets new grim world record

India has set a grim, global record with 401,993 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Saturday.

The total number of those who tested positive for the coronavirus in India has reached 19,164,969, according to the ministry.

Within the same period of time, the death toll has risen by 3,523 to 211,853 people. More than 15.68 million patients have recovered since the start of the epidemic.

According to experts’ estimation based on a mathematical model, India’s coronavirus cases may peak next week between May 3 and 5. “Our belief is that by next week, the daily new cases nationwide would have peaked,” M Vidyasagar, head of a government-appointed group of scientists modelling the trajectory of infections, told media.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data: 28,83,37,385 samples tested up to April 30 for COVID-19. Of these, 19,45,299 samples were tested yesterday.

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