India sees over 4 lakh COVID-19 cases in a day in new world record, 3,543 deaths; active cases over 32 lakh
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In another global record, India recorded over 4 lakh new cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, which is the highest-ever single-day toll ever recorded anywhere in the world. The massive spike in daily infections has shot up the total cases in India to over 1.91 crore, while the death toll also crossed the grim milestone of 2.11 lakh deaths after over 3,500 people succumbed to the deadly virus during the same span of time.
According to the data provided by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday morning, India, during the last 24 hours, registered 4,01,993 new COVID-19 cases taking the overall caseload in the country to 1,91,64,969. The death toll due to the highly infectious virus also climbed up to 2,11,853 after 3,523 deaths were reported from across the country during the span of 24 hours.
For the fourth day in a row, India reported more than 3,000 deaths with Friday's toll. Maharashtra reported 828 fatalities, followed by Delhi (375), Uttar Pradesh (332, highest in the state so far), Karnataka (217) and Chhattisgarh (216).
The active caseload in the country also crossed the grim milestone of 32 lakh after today's massive spike in daily infections. Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 32,68,710, accounting for 17.06 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 81.84 per cent.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,56,84,406, while the case fatality rate stands 1.11 per cent, the data stated.
According to the data, in April 2021 alone, India has registered over 69 lakh new infections, which is the highest tally for a month in any country across the world since the start of the pandemic last year. The death toll in the month of April 2021 also stood at 48,768 which is not only the highest for any month in India so far but also more than the fatalities in the last 5 months put together.
The daily case count has been increased by over 1 lakh in the last 9 days when the country, on April 21, had left behind the US's record of the highest number of daily cases of over 3.07 lakh infections, which was recorded on January 8 this year.
As many as eight states and Union territories recorded their highest daily case count on Friday. These were led by Karnataka, which reported a massive surge in numbers, with 48,296 fresh cases reported on Friday. Other states/UTs that registered their highest daily case counts were Tamil Nadu (18,692), Bengal (17,411), Andhra Pradesh (17,354), Bihar (15,853), Gujarat (14,605), Odisha (8,681) and J&K (3,532).
Maharashtra continued to report the highest count of new cases, with 62,919 on Friday while the numbers in Uttar Pradesh (34,626), Delhi (27,047), Rajasthan (17,155), Chhattisgarh (14,994), Haryana (13,833) and Madhya Pradesh (12,400), among others, remained high.
Check state-wise tally here:
|Name of State / UT||Active Cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated*||Deaths**|
|Total||Change since yesterday||Cumulative||Change since yesterday||Cumulative||Change since yesterday|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||181||16||5701||58||67|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||1933||148||5567||318||4|
|Jammu and Kashmir||28359||2215||145441||1287||2283||30|
Posted By: Talibuddin Khan