New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a massive jump in the number of daily deaths due to COVID-19, India, during the last 24 hours recorded over 6,100 fatalities, the highest single-day death toll ever recorded in the country. However, the massive increase in daily deaths came as Bihar on Wednesday revised its COVID-19 death tally and increased the state's death toll to over 9,000 with the addition of more than 3,500 fatalities.    

Besides, a slight increase in daily COVID-19 cases was also witnessed in the country with 94,000 fresh infections. The fresh spike in COVID cases took the overall caseload in the country to over 2.91 crores, while the death toll climbed up to near 3.60 lakh after 6,100 new deaths.   

According to the data by the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 94,052 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours tracking the overall caseload in the country to 2,91,83,121. The death toll due to the deadly virus rose to 3,59,676 after a record 6,148 new fatalities were recorded during the same span of time.  

Meanwhile, the active cases in the country have reduced to 11,67,952 after 60 days comprising 4 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has improved to 94.77 per cent, the data said.

A net decline of 63,463 cases has been recorded in the total number of COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.69 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 5.43 per cent. The daily positivity rate has been less than 10 per cent for 17 consecutive days.

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 28th consecutive day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 2,76,55,493, while the case fatality rate has increased to 1.23 per cent, the data stated.

The sudden rise in death toll came after the COVID-19 death toll in Bihar revised drastically upwards by the state health department which put the total number of fatalities caused b the pandemic at 9,429. According to the department, which had till the previous day stated the number of deaths to be under 5,500, a many as 3,951 deaths have been added to the toll after verification.

However, it was not specified as to when these additional deaths took place though a breakup was provided for all 38 districts Going by the fresh figures, the number of lives lost in the second wave is close to 8,000 and nearly six-time increase in the death toll since April.

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan