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311,170 fresh cases and for the 7th day rise remains below 400,000

On Sunday morning, the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) dashboard revealed that India's total number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases had reached 24,684,077, with 311,170 fresh cases recorded in the previous 24 hours.

The daily death toll from Covid-19 was 4,077, bringing the total number of deaths to 270,284 according to the dashboard.For the seventh day in a row, India has seen a regular increase of less than 400,000 cases. From May 6 to 9, the country saw a daily increase of over 400,000 new infections. India reported 412,262, 414,188, 401,078 and 403,738 infections in the preceding 24 hours on these four days, respectively.According to figures tweeted by the government-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday, the number of samples checked in the last 24 hours increased to 1,832,950, up from 1,693,093 the day before.

According to the ICMR's tweet, a total of 314,850,143 samples have been screened as of May 15, 2021.The drop in regular cases occurs despite the fact that a number of states and union territories (UTs) have implemented or expanded measures such as lockdowns, mini-lockdowns, and "corona curfews" to combat the spread of Covid-19. Maharashtra, which has the highest Covid-19 caseload, has seen a decrease of less than 40,000 infections in the last two days, while Delhi has seen a decrease of less than 10,000 cases.

The Maharashtra government announced earlier this week that the ongoing lockdown-like restrictions will be extended until at least June 1, while the new lockdown in the Capital is set to end at 5 a.m. on May 17. With a decrease in daily cases, however, the Delhi government could decide to extend the lockdown for a fourth time.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also chaired a number of “high-level” meetings to assess the pandemic situation in India.

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