India reports 1.15 lakh new COVID-19 cases, highest daily spike ever
With 1,15,736 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, India has recorded the largest one-day increase since the outbreak of the epidemic, which has spread to 1,28,01,785.
The previous high was on 5 April when the country with 1,03,844 fresh Covid positive cases crossed the 1-lakh mark for the first time.
The country reported 630 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
A single-day increase in coronavirus cases breached the 1-lakh mark for the second time in three days.
The death toll rose to 1,66,177 with 630 daily new deaths, which was updated at eight in the morning.
While registering a steady increase for the 28th day, active cases have increased to 8,43,473, comprising 6.59 percent of total infections, while the rate of recovery has declined to 92.11 percent.
On 12 February, active casiolad 1 was the lowest at 35,926, with 1.25 percent of the total infections.
The data said that the number of people suffering from the disease has risen to 1,17,92,135, while the death rate of the case has fallen to 1.30 per cent.
India’s Covid-19 Tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. (in 2020)
It crossed 60 lakhs on 28 September, crossing the 70 lakh mark on 11 October. 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and crossed 1 crore on 19 December.(in 2020)
According to ICMR, 25,14,39,598 samples have been tested till 6 April, 12,08, 339 samples have been tested on Tuesday.
Of the 630 new strain, 297 include Maharashtra, 61 from Punjab, 53 from Chhattisgarh, 39 from Karnataka, 30 from Uttar Pradesh, 18 from Madhya Pradesh, 17 from Delhi and Gujarat, 15 from Tamil Nadu, 14 from Kerala, 13 from Rajasthan.
There have been a total of 1,66,177 deaths in the country so far, including 56,330 from Maharashtra, 12,804 from Tamil Nadu, 12,696 from Karnataka, 11,113 from Delhi, 10,355 from West Bengal, 8,245 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,251 from Uttar Pradesh. 7,216 from Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.
The Ministry of Health emphasized that more than 70 percent of the deaths were due to comorbidity.
“Our data is being sync with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website.
News Source: MOHFW