Covid-19: India sees highest single-day cases and deaths

New Delhi: With the government taking adequate measures to contain coronavirus pandemic, the situation seems to be going out of control. The cases contiune to rise on daily basis.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country saw its higest-ever single-day spike of 45,720 cases. The death toll has increased to 29,861 with a record 1,129 fatalities in a day, the data said.

The country crossed the 12-lakh mark just three days after it crossed the 11-lakh milestone. The coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 12,38,635, while 7,82,606 people have recovered so far in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

There are 4,26,167 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country. Of the 1,129 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, 518 are from Tamilnadu, 280 from Maharashtra, 65 from Andhra Pradesh, 55 from Karnataka, 39 from West Bengal, 34 from Uttar Pradesh, 29 from Delhi, 28 from Gujarat, 14 from Madhya Pradesh and 10 from Jammu and Kashmir.

Telangana and Jharkhand have reported nine fatalities each followed by Haryana with eight deaths, Assam, Punjab and Rajasthan six each, Odisha five, Goa and Uttarakhand two each while Kerala, Puducherry, Tripura and Chandigarh have registered a fatality each.


NT Bureau