In highest single-day rise this year, India reports 72,330 new COVID-19 infections
The toll increased to 1,62,927 with 459 daily new fatalities, the highest in around 116 days, the health ministry's data updated at 8 am showed
New Delhi: India saw 72,330 new coronavirus infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the COVID-19 tally of cases to1,22,21,665, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
The single-day rise in cases is the highest recorded since October 11, 2020, while the toll increased to 1,62,927 with 459 daily new fatalities, the highest in around 116 days, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Registering a steady increase for the 22nd day in a row, the active cases have increased to 5,84,055, comprising 4.78 percent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 93.89 percent, the data stated.
As many as 74,383 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours on 11 October. The active caseload was at its lowest at 1, 35,926 on 12 February comprising 1.25 percent of the total infections.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,14,74,683. The case fatality rate has further has dropped to 1.33 percent, the data stated.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August,30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and50 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.
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