COVID-19: India sees worst spike this year, nearly 40,000 cases in last 24 hours

COVID-19: India sees worst spike this year, nearly 40,000 cases in last 24 hours

On Friday morning, the dashboard of the Union ministry of health and family welfare reported that nearly 40,000 fresh infections in the last 24 hours in India. This has been India’s highest daily spike in coronavirus disease.

New cases: India recorded 39,726 new cases in last 24 hours. With this the infection tally now stands at 11,514 331. On Friday, India saw more than 20,000 new daily cases for the ninth day in a row. Earlier the highest single day rise of the virus in  the country was 35,871.

Recovery: As per data, recoveries from the virus are also rising. In the last 24 hours 20,654 patients were discharged which took the total recovered cases to 11,083,679 or 96,41% of the total caseload.

Active cases: The rise in number of active cases (18,918) pushed the total number of active cases in India to 271,282. The rise in active cases contributed 2.20% in the infection tally.

Death: 154 new deaths were recorded in the country. The death toll stands at 159,370 or 1.39% of total cases.

Total Vaccination: Till now, 3,93,39,817 people have been inoculated against the coronavirus in India.

States contributing to the national tally:

On Thursday, Maharashtra, whose infection tally is the highest in the country, recorded a spike of 25,833 cases. The western state alone contributes 65% of India’s new cases of the disease from the last 24 hours. It has 61 percent cases (166,353) from the total national active caseload.

The state’s capital city, Mumbai, also witnessed it’s highest-ever single-day spike as it recorded 2,877 cases.

The state’s tally stands at 2,396,340 whereas Mumbai’s tally is at 352, 851. So far 53,138 have succumbed to the virus in Maharashtra. 11,559 died in Mumbai.

Punjab and Karnataka are some other states which contributed significantly to India’s latest rise in coronavirus disease cases.

Punjab, which has announced night curfew to contain the spread of the virus, recorded 2,417 new cases. Karnataka recorded 1488 new cases.

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