All-time high: India records 4.14 lakh of new Covid cases in one day | India News
On Friday, India reported 4,14,188 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with the total case count at 2,14,91,598, according to data from the Health Ministry updated at 8 a.m.
Daily cases remained above 4 lakh for the third day in a row with 4,14,554 new infections recorded on Thursday. Wednesday’s count was 4,12,784, according to TOI’s Covid database collected from state governments.
The country witnessed 3,915 deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 2,34,083, according to the ministry. Daily deaths have remained above 3,000 for 10 days, with a total of 36,110 deaths, which translates to an average of 150 deaths per hour.
This is the highest number of deaths reported by any country in a 10-day span. According to the WHO, the highest number of cumulative deaths reported by the US for 10 consecutive days is 34,798, while the corresponding figure for Brazil is 32,692.
The highest deaths in Mexico and the United Kingdom during a similar period are 13,897 and 13,266, respectively.
Although there are 36,45,164 active cases, the number of recoveries stands at 1,76,12,351. Meanwhile, the total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country is 16,49,73,058.