India reports over one lakh new COVID-19 cases in single day for first time

The nationwide COVID-19 tally rose to 1,25,89,067 while the toll increased to 1,65,101 with 478 new fatalities, health ministry data showed

Press Trust of India April 05, 2021 12:38:38 IST
India reports over one lakh new COVID-19 cases in single day for first time

A health worker collects a swab sample of a passenger to test for COVID- 19 at a bus station in Jammu on 3 April. AP

New Delhi: coronavirus cases in India hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic with 1,03,558 new infections pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,25,89,067, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The single-day rise in cases surpassed the earlier peak of 97,894 infections reported on 17 September, last year, making it the highest so far. The toll increased to 1,65,101 with 478 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Last year, it took 76 days for the single-day rise in coronavirus cases in India to reach the then peak of 97,894 from 20,000. However, this time the daily rise in cases have galloped at a much faster pace taking just 25 days (10 March to 4 April) to cross the grim milestone of one-lakh infections.

India reports over one lakh new COVID19 cases in single day for first time

Registering a steady increase for the 26th day in a row, the active cases have increased to7,41,830, comprising 5.89 percent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 92.80 percent, the data stated.

The active caseload was at its lowest a t1, 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 1,16,82,136, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.31 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 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, 24,90,19,657 samples have been tested up to 4 April, with 8,93,749samples being tested on Sunday.

The 478 new fatalities include 222 from Maharashtra, 51 from Punjab, 36 from Chhattisgarh, 31 from Uttar Pradesh, 15 from Karnataka, 14 each from Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, 11 from Madhya Pradesh, and 10 each from Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.

A total of 1,65,101 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 55,878 from Maharashtra, 12,778 from Tamil Nadu, 12,625 from Karnataka, 11,081 from Delhi, 10,344 from West Bengal, 8,881 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,239 from Andhra Pradesh and 7,083 from Punjab.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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