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  
Andhra Pradesh 122980 8822  970718 8468  7992 64 
Arunachal Pradesh 1226 114  17134 49  59  
Assam 25173 722  226643 2449  1307 26 
Bihar 105401 4579  362356 11194  2560 80 
Chandigarh 6906 254  35263 457  478 13 
Chhattisgarh 118958 1048  601161 13677  8581 269 
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 1933 148  5567 318  4  
Delhi 99361 1384  1033825 25288  16147 375 
Goa 22945 2047  66939 955  1168 22 
Gujarat 142046 4252  418548 10180  7183 173 
Haryana 97562 4387  386200 9348  4216 98 
Himachal Pradesh 18425 590  79365 1731  1497 37 
Jammu and Kashmir 28359 2215  145441 1287  2283 30 
Jharkhand 57716 1839  173035 4002  2660 120 
Karnataka 382710 33195  1124909 14884  15523 217 
Kerala 304074 19650  1261801 17500  5308 49 
Ladakh 1450 147  12376 247  143
Lakshadweep 1324 48  1439 57  4  
Madhya Pradesh 90796 1281  466915 13584  5616 97 
Maharashtra 664683 7619  3868976 69710  68813 828 
Manipur 1417 192  29764 74  405
Meghalaya 1592 61  15083 166  171
Mizoram 1079 44  4926 44  15
Nagaland 1261 188  12611 34  104
Odisha 56737 3653  385414 5014  2043 14 
Puducherry 9519 530  48298 653  805 12 
Punjab 55798 844  306153 5106  9022 113 
Rajasthan 176485 6966  417277 10034  4239 155 
Sikkim 1432 185  6373 19  147
Tamil Nadu 115128 2572  1037582 16007  14046 113 
Telangana 78888 1161  362160 6542  2312 51 
Tripura 1266 105  33679 67  397
Uttarakhand 49492 1173  128405 4359  2624 122 
Uttar Pradesh 310783 1546  928971 32494  12570 332 
West Bengal 113624 3383  703398 13932  11344 96 
Total# 3268710 98482  15684406 299988  211853 3523 



Posted By: Talibuddin Khan