Coronavirus: With 59,118 new infections, India records highest daily rise since October 17
India recorded its highest single-day Covid count in over five months on Thursday with 59,118 people testing positive for the virus. The last six days have seen an increase in active cases by a whopping one lakh.
India saw 59,118 new coronavirus infections in a day, the highest single day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide Covid-19 tally to1,18,46,652, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The active caseload breached the 4 lakh-mark again after around three-and-half months. Registering an increase for the 16th day in row, the active cases have increased to 4,21,066 comprising 3.55% of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 95.09%, the data stated.
The 59,118 new infections reported in a span of 24 hours were the highest since October 18, 2020. As many as 61,871 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours on October 18.
The death toll increased to 1,60,949 with 257 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,12,64,637, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.36%, the data stated.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and50 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.
According to ICMR, 23,86,04,638 samples have been tested up to March 25with 11,00,756 samples being tested on Thursday.