A decrease of 8,760 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The provision for special withdrawal to meet the financial need of members during the pandemic was introduced in March 2020, under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY).
Twenty-four people were cured of the disease during the period, taking the total number of recoveries in the archipelago to 6,441.
India has been badly hit by the second wave of the coronavirus infection as hospitals in several states are reeling under a severe shortage of oxygen, drugs, equipment and beds.
The active cases have increased to 34,13,642 comprising 17.13 per cent of the total infections.
The government has suspended till May 7 inter-state movement of passenger buses from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, which is also witnessing a spike in cases.
The IAF also airlifted eight cryogenic oxygen containers from Hyderabad to Bhubaneswar, two from Bhopal to Ranchi and two from Chandigarh to Ranchi.
The active cases have increased to 28,82,204 comprising 16.34 per cent of the total infections.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,23,36,036,while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.24 per cent.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,11,51,468, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.37 per cent.
The death toll increased to 1,59,755 with 197 daily new fatalities, the highest in 97 days.
Registering an increase for the ninth day in a row, the total active caseload has reached 2,71,282, which now comprises 2.36 per cent of the total infections.
The total active caseload increased to 1,97,237, which now comprises 1.74 per cent of the total infections.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of fresh cases at 13,659 (almost 60 per cent of the number of cases reported in the country.
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