New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid the concerns over rising COVID-19 cases in the country that has prompted the authorities to impose several restrictions, India, during the last 24 hours recorded over 81,000 fresh infections taking the overall caseload in the country to over 1.23 crore. The death toll in the country due to the deadly pathogen also reached above 1.63 lakh-mark after 469 new fatalities were reported from across the country during the day. 

The single-day rise in cases is the highest recorded since October 2, 2020, while the death toll increased to 1,63,396 with 469 daily new fatalities, the highest since December 6. As many as 81,484 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours on October 2 while 482 daily deaths were registered on December 6.

According to the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Punjab, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh continue to show a massive spike in new COVID-19 cases, accounting for 84.61 per cent of the fresh infections reported in a span of 24 hours. 

Registering a steady increase for the 23rd day in a row, the active cases have increased to 6,14,696 comprising 5 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 93.67 per cent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 11525039. The case fatality rate stood at 1.33 per cent. 

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

This comes at a time when India expanded its inoculation drive from April 1 in which all people of 45 years of age or above can get the COVID-19 vaccine shot at various vaccination centres across the country. More than 36 lakh people were vaccinated on Thursday, taking the total number of beneficiaries in the countrywide vaccination drive to over six crore.

Meanwhile, the government had on Thursday also decided to operationalise both public and private sector vaccination centres throughout the month of April, including on gazetted holidays.

Check state-wise list 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 42 4980 62  
Andhra Pradesh 8142 804  887898 464  7220
Arunachal Pradesh 4   16785   56  
Assam 1884 22  215479 34  1107
Bihar 1908 328  262529 158  1578
Chandigarh 2951 33  23925 223  380
Chhattisgarh 28987 3458  320613 1125  4204 34 
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 191 14  3490 2  
Delhi 10498 1660  643686 1121  11036
Goa 1716 160  55757 104  831
Gujarat 12996 386  292584 2015  4528
Haryana 10362 636  278883 964  3164
Himachal Pradesh 3221 248  59741 157  1052
Jammu and Kashmir 2874 343  126549 114  1998
Jharkhand 3352 527  120425 162  1114
Karnataka 30884 2617  957769 1599  12585 18 
Kerala 26511 952  1096239 1835  4632 11 
Ladakh 267 11  9778 130  
Lakshadweep 37 688 1  
Madhya Pradesh 18057 961  276002 1573  3998 12 
Maharashtra 367897 10293  2433368 32641  54898 249 
Manipur 64 28963 374  
Meghalaya 50 13867 150  
Mizoram 37 4436 11  
Nagaland 115 12138 92  
Odisha 2178 273  337212 121  1921  
Puducherry 1290 216  39755 43  683
Punjab 24644 812  211325 2291  6926 58 
Rajasthan 9563 900  322114 446  2822
Sikkim 46 6060 135  
Tamil Nadu 17043 1164  859709 1634  12738 19 
Telengana 6159 648  301876 312  1706
Tripura 59 33070 392  
Uttarakhand 2236 373  96956 125  1719
Uttar Pradesh 11918 2070  599045 510  8820
West Bengal 6513 738  571345 534  10331
Total# 614696 30641  11525039 50356  163396 469 


Posted By: Talibuddin Khan