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Increase in new cases of Covid-19, India registers 68,020 new infections | India News


NEW DELHI: India recorded 68,020 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour span, the highest increase in a single day so far this year, bringing the country’s Covid-19 count to more than 1.20 million rupees, according to data from the Union Health Ministry updated on Monday.
Posting a steady increase for the 19th consecutive day, active cases rose to 5,21,808, accounting for 4.33 percent of total infections, while the recovery rate has further fallen to 94.32 percent, according to the data.
A total of 68,020 new cases were reported in one day, the highest on record since October 11 of last year, bringing the country’s case count to 1,20,39,644, while the death toll rose to 1 , 61,843 with 291 deaths, updated the data. at 8 am it showed.
Up to 74,383 new cases were registered in a 24-hour span on October 11.
The number of active cases was at its lowest level with 1.35,926 on Feb. 12, accounting for 1.25 percent of total infections.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease rose to 1,13,55,993, while the case fatality rate has dropped further to 1.34 percent, according to the data.
India’s Covid-19 count 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 from 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 last year.
According to the Indian Council for Medical Research, as of March 28, 24,18,64,161 samples have been analyzed and 9,13,319 samples have been analyzed on Saturday.
The 291 new deaths include 108 from Maharashtra, 69 from Punjab, 15 from Chhattisgarh, 12 from Kerala and Karnataka, and 11 from Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
A total of 1,61,843 deaths have been reported in the country so far, including 54,181 from Maharashtra, 12,670 from Tamil Nadu, 12,504 from Karnataka, 11,006 from Delhi, 10,324 from West Bengal, 8,786 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,205 from Andhra Pradesh and 6,690. from Punjab.
The Ministry of Health highlighted that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council for Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state distribution of the figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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