Covid-19: India records highest single-day spike – 1,15,736 cases

New Delhi: In what said to be a bigger worry for Indians, the Coronavirus cases touched a record daily high cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.

As many as 1,15,736 cases were reported in a day, thus taking the total tally to 1,28,01,785,
according to Union Health Ministry data updated this morning.

The Covid-19 death toll increased to 1,66,177 with 630 daily new fatalities. The active cases have increased to 8,43,473 and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,17,92,135.

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, 25,14, 39,598 samples have been tested up to 6 April with 12,08, 339 samples being tested on Tuesday.

The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.


NT Bureau