New Delhi: India on Wednesday reported 1,15,736 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day hike since the outbreak of the pandemic, pushing the tally to 1,28,01,785, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
This is the second day when the cases have breached the 1-lakh mark as on Monday, the country had registered 1,03,558 cases.
With 630 daily new fatalities, the death toll also increased to 1,66,177,as per the Ministry data till 0800 hrs this morning.
The 630 new fatalities comprise of Maharashtra-297, Punjab-61, Chhattisgarh-53 from, Karnataka-39, Uttar Pradesh-30, Madhya Pradesh-18, Delhi and Gujarat -17 each, Tamil Nadu-15, Kerala-14 and 13 deaths were reported from Rajasthan.
It is for the 28th straight day in a row that the active cases are seeing an upward tend to stand at 8,43,473.
The recovery rate, the data shows, has further dropped to 92.11 per cent.
While the total recoveries increased to 1,17,92,135, the case fatality rate has come down to 1.30 per cent.
Of the 1,66,177 deaths reported till date in the country , 56,330 were reported from Maharashtra, 12,804 from Tamil Nadu, 12,696 from Karnataka, 11,113 from Delhi, 10,355 from West Bengal, 8,924 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,251 from Andhra Pradesh and 7,216 from Punjab.
As many as 25,14, 39,598 samples have been tested till now with 12,08, 339 samples being tested on Tuesday, as per the the ICMR.
On Tuesday, Dr VK Paul, who heads the country’s COVID-19 task force, said that the next four weeks will be critical as the cases were spreading faster than last time.
Addressing a press briefing, Dr Paul had said, ‘The intensity of the pandemic has increased and it is spreading faster than the time. In some states, the condition is worse than others but the upswing can be observed across the country’.