Highest one-day COVID spike in country since Oct

NEW DELHI, APR 1 | Publish Date: 4/1/2021 1:01:10 PM IST

India recorded its highest daily rise in COVID-19 cases this year with 72,330 new infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, taking the total tally of cases to 1,22,21,665, Health Ministry data updated on Thursday stated.

The single-day rise in cases is the highest recorded since October 11, 2020, while the death toll increased to 1,62,927 with 459 daily new fatalities, the highest in around 116 days. 

Registering a steady increase for the 22nd day in row, the active cases have increased to 5,84,055 comprising 4.78 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 93.89 per cent, the data stated. 

As many as 74,383 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours on October 11, 2020.

The active caseload was at its lowest at 1, 35,926 on February 12 comprising 1.25 per cent of the total infections.    

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,14,74,683. The case fatality rate has further has dropped to 1.33 per cent, the data stated.

“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. 

5 new cases in State
DIMAPUR, APR 1 (NPN): Nagaland on Thursday reported five new COVID-19 positive cases-- 4 in Dimapur and 1 in Kohima, taking the total caseload to 12345.
With this the active cases also rose to 116.
Meanwhile, State health department’s data on Thursday a total of 65,539 people have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine.
Of the total people administered the vaccine in the state 37,818 are frontline workers, 12,192 healthcare workers, 45 to 60 years 3736, above 60 years 11364 and 429 private.

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