Covid-19: India sees highest ever single-day cases – 16,922

New Delhi: India saw its highest ever single-day coronavirus cases being reported so far.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country saw 16,922 new covid-19 cases. With this, India’s tally touched 4,73,105.

The death toll climbed to 14,894 with 418 new fatalities, the Union Health Ministry report said. With this, India has registered over 14,000 cases for the sixth day in a row.

According to the Ministry data updated at 8 am, active cases stand at 1,86,514 while 2,71,696 people have recovered and one patient has migrated. “Thus, around 57.43 per cent patients have recovered so far,” an official said.

Of the 418 new deaths, 208 were in Maharashtra, 64 in Delhi, 33 in Tamilnadu, 25 in Gujarat, 14 in Karnataka, 11 in West Bengal, 10 each in Rajasthan and Haryana, nine in Madhya Pradesh, eight each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, five each in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Uttarakhand.

Bihar, Goa and Jammu and Kashmir have reported one COVID-19 fatality each.


NT Bureau