The number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in India jumped by 3,900, a fresh record for new cases, that pushed the tally of confirmed infections across the country to 46,433, according to the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.
The number of fatalities stood at 1,568 after 195 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. At the same time, 1,020 people also recovered from the deadly respiratory disease, the Union ministry’s Covid-19 dashboard showed at 8am.
There are 12,726 people who have been cured or discharged from hospitals so far.
The jump in new cases and deaths came a day after curbs were eased significantly for the first time since the nationwide lockdown was clamped on March 25 to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Globally, more than 3.5 million have been infected and 251,510 people have died due to Covid-19, according to the dashboard by Johns Hopkins University.