India Records Highest Daily Spike Of Over 1.31 Lakh Covid-19 Cases

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780 Deaths Take Toll To 1,67,642

New Delhi- India registered a record single-day spike of 1,31,968 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, pushing its infection tally to 1,30,60,542, while the death toll increased to 1,67,642 with 780 more fatalities in a day, highest since October 18, the Union Health Ministry data showed.

Registering a steady increase for the 30th day in a row, the number of active COVID-19 cases increased to 9,79,608, which is 7.5 per cent of the total infections, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The recovery rate in the country has further dropped to 91.22 per cent, it added.

The active COVID-19 caseload in the country was recorded at its lowest of 1,35,926 on February 12, comprising 1.25 per cent of the total infections.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,19,13,292, while the case fatality rate has dropped to 1.28 per cent, the data stated.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went past 60 lakh on September 28 last year, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 25,40,41,584 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the country so far, including 13,64,205 on Thursday.

The 780 new fatalities include 376 from Maharashtra, 94 from Chhattisgarh, 56 from Punjab, 39 from Uttar Pradesh, 36 from Karnataka, 35 from Gujarat, 27 from Madhya Pradesh, 24 from Delhi, 19 from Tamil Nadu, 18 from Kerala and 11 from Haryana.

A total of 1,67,642 deaths due to the disease have been reported so far in the country. The figure includes 57,028 fatalities from Maharashtra, 12,840 from Tamil Nadu, 12,767 from Karnataka, 11,157 from Delhi, 10,370 from West Bengal, 9,003 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,334 from Punjab and 7,268 from Andhra Pradesh.

The Union Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

Ten states show steep rise in COVID-19 daily cases

Ten states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan have shown a steep rise in daily COVID-19 cases accounting for 83.29 per cent of the new infections, the Union Health Ministry said.

India’s daily cases continue to rise, the ministry underlined.

A total of 1,31,968 new cases were registered a day, the highest single-day rise recorded so far in the country.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 56,286. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 10,652 while Uttar Pradesh reported 8,474 new cases.

India’s total active caseload has increased to 9,79,608 and now comprises 7.50 per cent of the country’s total infections. A net incline of 69,289 cases have been recorded in the total active caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradeshand Kerala cumulatively account for 73.24 per cent of India’s total active cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 53.84 per cent of the total active caseload of the country.

India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,19,13,292 with 61,899 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours.

Besides, 780 deaths were reported in a day.

Ten states account for 92.82 per cent of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (376). Chhattisgarh follows with 94 daily deaths, the ministry said.

Twelve states and UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Rajasthan, Odisha, Puducherry, Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram,Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 9.43 crore, the ministry said.

Cumulatively, 9,43,34,262 vaccine doses have been administered through 14,28,500 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am.

These include 89,74,511 health care workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 54,49,151 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 98,10,164 frontline workers (FLWs) (1st dose), 45,43,954 FLWs (2nd dose).

Besides, 3,75,68,033 and 13,61,367 beneficiaries more than 60 years old have received the 1st and 2nd dose, while 2,61,03,814 and 5,23,268 beneficiaries aged 45 to 60 have been administered the 1st and 2nd dose respectively.

Eight states account for 60 per cent of the total doses given so far in the country, the ministry said.

Over 36 lakh vaccination doses were administered in a span of 24 hours.

As on day-83 of the vaccination drive (8th April), 36,91,511 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 32,85,004 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 49,416 sessions for 1st dose and 4,06,507 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine.

“In terms of the number of daily doses administered globally, India continues to remain at the top with an average of 37,94,328 doses administered per day,” the ministry said.

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