New Delhi: With over 3.32 lakh new Covid cases and 2,263 fatalities in the last 24 hours, India on Friday yet again witnessed the highest single-day spike in the world. This is the second straight day when India has reported over three lakh cases. With the fresh rise, the country’s total tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,62,63,695, while active cases crossed the 24-lakh mark. The death toll climbed to 1,86,920.Also Read - Covid or no COVID, Work From Home Policy Stays on Table For Several Companies | Full List

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,36, 48,159, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.15 per cent. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 83. 92 per cent. According to the ICMR, 27,44,45,653 samples have been tested up to April 22 with 17,40,550 samples being tested on Thursday. Also Read - Delhi Registers 393 Fresh Covid Cases; Positivity Rate at 3.35 Per Cent | Top Updates

COVID-19 Statewise Status

S. No.Name of State / UTActive Cases*Cured/Discharged/Migrated*Deaths**
TotalChange since yesterdayCumulativeChange since yesterdayCumulativeChange since yesterday
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands153530933 65
2Andhra Pradesh669446736 9229773992 754131 
3Arunachal Pradesh380101 1686056
4Assam119181523 217991398 116010 
5Bihar698696122 2939455308 195659 
6Chandigarh4273148 31704482 427
7Chhattisgarh1215551196 47733917739 6674207 
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu1668150 423888 4
9Delhi916186254 85153719609 13193306 
10Goa10228928 61032461 96421 
11Gujarat920847958 3558755010 5877137 
12Haryana585973175 3288096512 358355 
13Himachal Pradesh118591066 69763690 125418 
14Jammu and Kashmir160941166 136221791 2092
15Jharkhand409425116 1422942373 1715106 
16Karnataka19625520048 10378575624 13885123 
17Kerala15655420597 11604726370 502828 
18Ladakh204166 10761131 135
19Lakshadweep803111 86734 1
20Madhya Pradesh849572689 3693759620 486375 
21Maharashtra7016144147 333074762298 62479568 
22Manipur51360 2915325 381
23Meghalaya1133112 1419868 157
24Mizoram60838 460024 12
25Nagaland38437 1232216 94
26Odisha329633992 3535512165 1965
27Puducherry5923519 43931464 726
28Punjab405841718 2709463657 818975 
29Rajasthan10715710791 3573293618 338959 
30Sikkim640104 619319 137
31Tamil Nadu894285067 9349667526 1331759 
32Telengana527262945 3248403052 192829 
33Tripura56337 3334577 394
34Uttarakhand269802087 1090581892 197219 
35Uttar Pradesh25981017545 70641416514 10541195 
36West Bengal687985302 6213406590 1076656 
Total#2428616137188 13648159193279 1869202263 

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  • 13 COVID-19 patients died in the blaze at the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Virar, Mumbai. The dead include five women and eight men.
  • 25 sickest patients have died in last 24 hrs at the hospital. Oxygen will last another 2 hrs. Ventilators & Bipap not working effectively. Need Oxygen to be airlifted urgently. Lives of another 60 sickest patients in peril: Director-Medical, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair 3 high-level meetings on the prevailing circumstances on Friday. The meetings were scheduled after PM Modi cancelled his election rallies in West Bengal.
  • The Centre said that state governments are free to procure vaccine doses from the manufacturers as per the “Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy.”
  • Maharashtra reported 67,013 new coronavirus cases, taking its case tally to 40,94,840. As many as 568 patients succumbed to the infection, taking the toll to 62,479, said a health department official.
  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the central government over the “shortage of oxygen and lack of ICU beds” amid rising coronavirus cases. The Congress has been attacking the government over its management of the COVID-19 situation in the country. “Corona can cause a fall in oxygen level but it’s #OxygenShortage & lack of ICU beds which is causing many deaths. GOI, this is on you,” Gandhi said in a tweet.
  • The total number of vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 13,54,78,420.