May month has proved to be deadliest as the number of cases has broken all the previous records in the country. Cases reported so far in May crossed 70 lakh on Friday, going past the previous record of 69.4 lakh set last month. In just 21days, May has recorded over 71.3 lakh cases, accounting for over 27% of all infections detected since the beginning of the pandemic last year. The data on deaths in May is even grimmer. So far, 83,135 fatalities have been reported this month, way higher than the previous highest monthly death toll of 48,768.
May 22, 2021, 11:06AM ISTSource: TOI.in