The health ministry on Friday informed that over 1.31 lakh fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.30 crore.
It is the highest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in India since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The ministry also informed that over 9.43 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over 36.91 lakh people were vaccinated on Thursday.
The second-biggest single-day surge of 1.26 lakh COVID-19 cases was reported in India on April 8, 2021. The third-highest surge of 1.15 lakh COVID-19 cases was recorded on April 7. It is followed by 1.03 lakh cases reported on April 5.
Notably, India has already surpassed Brazil in terms of cases. It is now the second-worst hit nation due to the coronavirus pandemic after the US.
1.67 lakh deaths due to COVID-19
Also, 780 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 1,67,642.
Previously, the death toll had crossed the 1,200-mark on September 16.
1.19 crore patients recovered
Of the over 1.30 crore coronavirus cases reported so far, over 9.79 lakh are active cases of the virus. It is 7.50 per cent of the total caseload. Interestingly, over 1.19 crore cases have recovered from the viral infection so far.
Thus, the country’s recovery rate stands at 91.22 per cent. The recovery rate had marginally dipped for the first time on August 27, 2020, because of the surge in active cases. It again dropped marginally on September 7, 10 and 11, and on November 25, 26 and 27 due to a surge in cases. It also dipped on February 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 and is dipping throughout the month of March and April. Otherwise, there had been a gradual rise in the recovery rate.
Over 25.40 crore samples tested
So far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), over 25.40 crore samples for COVID-19 have been tested in the country. Of the total samples tested, 14.92 lakh samples were tested on September 24. Notably, it is the highest number of samples tested in a day. The second-highest number of over 14.23 lakh samples was tested on September 30. Over 13.64 lakh tests were carried out on April 8.
780 deaths in a day
Of the 780 deaths reported in a day, 376 deaths are from Maharashtra, 19 from Tamil Nadu and 36 from Karnataka. Six deaths have been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh reported 39 deaths and West Bengal reported seven deaths. Gujarat reported 35 deaths and Madhya Pradesh reported 27 deaths. Delhi reported 24 deaths. Punjab reported 56 deaths.
No death has been registered from Odisha and Rajasthan, whereas Bihar reported four deaths. One death has been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana reported five deaths.
One fatality has been reported from Assam. Uttarakhand reported three deaths, whereas Jharkhand reported seven deaths. Puducherry reported no death and 18 deaths have been registered in Kerala.
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