Coronavirus: India reports highest single-day spike with 4.14 lakh new COVID-19 cases
Over 4.14 lakh fresh infections were reported on Thursday and also 3.927 deaths.
India recorded 4,14,188 new Covid-19 cases and 3,915 deaths in the last 24 hours, showing the biggest daily spike in Covid-19 cases, the health ministry data shows.
With this, the cumulative count of Covid-19 cases in the country has gone up to 2,14,91,598, informed the Union Health Ministry.
With more than 3,900 new deaths, India's Covid-19 death has reached 2.34 lakh, as per Union health ministry data. The country witnessed 3,915 Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total death toll to 2,34,083, as per the ministry.
Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 36,45,164 comprising 16.96% of the total infections.
A total of 3,31,507 people were also discharged from hospitals on Thursday. India's case positivity rate rises to 22.68% from Thursday's 21.44%, while recovery rate slips to 81.95%.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.
According to the ICMR, 29,86,01,699 samples have been tested up to May 6 with 18,26,490 samples being tested on Wednesday.
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