India recorded 114,460 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, pushing the tally to 28,809,339, the Union Health Ministry‘s data released on Sunday showed. As many as 2,677 patients died in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 346,759.

Currently, there are 1,477,799 active cases in the country. A total of 26,984,781 patients have recovered so far from the COVID-19 virus.

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A total of 364,746,522 samples were tested up to June 5, including 20,36,311 samples tested on Saturday., the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

India started the mass vaccination drive against coronavirus on January 16.

The country is battling a second wave of COVID-19. The health ministry said that there was no evidence to support the theory of third-wave affecting children.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7; 30 lakh on August 23; 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28; 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29; 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore COVID-19 cases on May 4.