A migrant worker carries his son as they walk along a road with others to return to their village, during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, 26 March 2020.
A migrant worker carries his son as they walk along a road with others to return to their village, during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, 26 March 2020. Reuters

India reported 259,170 new Covid-19 infections and 1,761 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

This has taken the total number of positive cases in the country to 15,321,089. There are currently 2,031,977 active cases in the country as of Tuesday.

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As many as 154,761 people recovered from the virus. With this, the total number of recoveries reached 13,108,582 in India.

The death toll has reached 180,530 with additional 1,761 fatalities.

As many as 269,414,035 samples had been tested across the country up till 19 April including 1,519,486 samples tested yesterday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccinations administered in the country stands at 127,129,113.

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