New Delhi: India registered the highest spike in single-day COVID-19 cases in the last two months on Thursday, with 47,092 fresh infections reported in the last 24 hours, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry. Active COVID cases in the country rose by 11,402 in a span of 24 hours, taking the current tally of active cases in India to 3,89,583 which comprises 1.19 per cent of the total infections.Also Read - BMC Seals Mumbai's St Joseph's School After 16 Students Test Positive for COVID-19
The death toll has climbed to 4,39,529 with 509 more fatalities, according to Union health ministry data updated on Thursday morning. Also Read - Maharashtra Covid Update: RT-PCR Mandatory at Mumbai Airport for International Passengers | Important Details Here
Of the fresh cases, Kerala reported 32,803 new daily COVID cases and 173 deaths.
India’s total tally of cases rose to 3,28,57,937, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.48 per cent. Also Read - Karnataka Makes Covid Test MUST For Students, Employees Coming From Kerala | Read Details Here
The weekly positivity rate has been recorded at 2.62 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 69 days, it said.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has increased to 3,20,28,825, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.
With 81.09 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses being administered on Wednesday, the cumulative doses given in the country under the vaccination drive has reached 66.30 crore, according to the ministry.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, 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 last year.
India crossed two crore cases on May 4 and three crore cases on June 23.
The 509 new fatalities include 173 from Kerala and 183 from Maharashtra, the ministry said.
It said that 4,39,529 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,37,496 from Maharashtra, 37,339 from Karnataka, 34,941 from Tamil Nadu, 25,082 from Delhi, 22,825 from Uttar Pradesh, 20,961 from Kerala and 18,459 from West Bengal.
The health ministry said that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
“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.
(With inputs from PTI)