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Covid-19: highest peak in a day in the country since October | India News


NEW DELHI: India posted its largest daily increase in Covid-19 cases this year with 72,330 new infections reported in a 24-hour span, bringing the total case count to 1,22,21,665, according to updated data from the ministry of Union health. Thursday.
The single-day increase in cases is the highest on record since Oct. 11, 2020, while the death toll rose to 1.62,927 with 459 new daily deaths, the highest in around 116 days, the data showed. updated at 8 am.
Posting a steady increase for the 22nd day in a row, active cases rose to 5,84,055, representing 4.78 percent of total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 93.89 percent. , according to data.
Up to 74,383 new infections were recorded in a 24-hour span on October 11, 2020.
The number of active cases was at its lowest level with 1,35,926 on February 12, representing 1.25% of all infections.
The number of people who have recovered from the disease increased to 1,14,74,683. The fatality rate has dropped further to 1.33 percent, according to the data. India’s COVID-19 count had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 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.
According to the ICMR, 24,47,98,621 samples have been analyzed as of March 31 and 11,25,681 samples have been analyzed on Wednesday.
The 459 new deaths include 227 from Maharashtra, 55 from Punjab, 39 from Chhattisgarh, 26 from Karnataka, 19 from Tamil Nadu, 15 from Kerala and 11 from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
A total of 1,62,927 deaths have been reported in the country so far, including 54,649 from Maharashtra, 12,719 from Tamil Nadu, 12,567 from Karnataka, 11,027 from Delhi, 10,329 from West Bengal, 8,811 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,217 from Andhra Pradesh and 6868 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 the state distribution of the figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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