Maharashtra, reporting the highest number of Covid cases, is inching close to the 60,000-mark, followed by Tamil Nadu at 19,372, and Delhi at 16,281 confirmed cases.
Of the total 4,706 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 1,982 deaths, followed by Gujarat with 960 deaths.
A press statement by the health ministry said that through a graded, preemptive, and proactive approach, the government was taking several steps along with the states and Union territories for prevention, containment, and management of Covid-19.
“These are being regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level,” the statement said.
Countries ahead of India in the global Covid tally include the US, Brazil, Russia, UK, Spain, Italy, France, and Germany.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 3,483,838 samples have been tested as of May 29, and 121,702 samples have been tested in a single day.