Covid-19: India’s daily new cases cross 2 lakh mark

New Delhi: The second wave of Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in India, as the country  crossed the 2-lakh cases on a single-day.

According to Union Health  Ministry tweet, the country  witnessed its highest ever single-day rise of  2,00,739 cases. With this, the total number of cases rose to 1, 40,74,564.

The  death toll increased to 1,72,085 with 1,027 daily new fatalities, the highest since 18 October, 2020.

The 1,027 new fatalities include 281 from Maharashtra, 156 from Chhattisgarh, 85 from Uttar Pradesh, 81 from Delhi, 67 each from Gujarat and Karnataka, 50 from Punjab, 40 from Madhya Pradesh, 29 from Jharkhand, 28 from Rajasthan, 20 each from Kerala and West Bengal, 18 from Tamilnadu, 16 from Haryana, 14 from Bihar, 13 from Uttarakhand, 11 from Himachal Pradesh and 10 from Andhra Pradesh.

A total of 1,72,085 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 58,526 from Maharashtra, 13,008 from Karnataka, 12,945 from Tamilnadu, 11,436 from Delhi, 10,434 from West Bengal, 9,309 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,609 from Punjab and 7,321 from Andhra Pradesh.

The active cases increased to 13,65,704 and the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,23,36,036.

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, 26,06,18,866 samples have been tested up to 13 April with 14,11,758 samples being tested on Tuesday.

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

NT Bureau