Covid-19: India records highest single-day rise – 72,330 cases and 459 deaths

New Delhi: India recorded 72,330 new Coronavirus infections – the highest single- day rise so far this year – taking the Covid-19 tally to 1,22,21,665 today.

According to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning, the single-day rise in cases is the highest recorded since 11 October, 2020, while the death toll increased to 1,62,927 with 459 daily new fatalities, the highest in around 116 days.

The active cases have increased to 5,84,055 and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,14,74,683.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December.

According to the ICMR, 24,47,98,621 samples have been tested up to 31 March with 11,25,681 samples being tested on Wednesday.

 

NT Bureau