New Delhi, Apr 12 (PTI) India hit a new coronavirus infection record with 1,68,912?new cases, the highest single-day rise so far, taking the total tally of cases to?1,35,27,717, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday
The national COVID-19 recovery rate has fallen below 90 per cent
The active cases have surpassed?the 12-lakh mark, while the?death toll increased to?1,70,179?with 904 daily new fatalities, the highest since October 18,?2020, the data updated at 8 am showed
Registering a steady increase for the 33rd day in row, the active cases have increased to?12,01,009?comprising 8.88?per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 89.86 per cent
The active caseload was at its lowest at??1, 35,926 on February 12 and it was at its highest at 10,17,754 on September 18, 2020
The?number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,21,56,529,?while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.26 per cent, the data stated
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
According to the ICMR,?25,78,06,986 samples have been tested up to?April 11?with?11,80,136?samples being tested on Sunday.
The 904 new fatalities include 349 from Maharashtra,?122 from?Chhattisgarh, 67 from Uttar Pradesh,?59 from Punjab, 54from Gujarat, 48?from Delhi, 40 from Karnataka, 24 from Madhya Pradesh,?22 from Tamil Nadu, 21 from Jharkhand, 16 each? from Kerala and Haryana and 10 each from Rajasthan and West Bengal
A total of 1,70,179?deaths have been reported so far in the country including 57,987 from Maharashtra, 12,908 from Tamil Nadu, 12,889 from Karnataka, 11,283 from Delhi, 10,400 from West Bengal, 9,152 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,507 from Punjab and 7,300 from Andhra Pradesh
The health ministry stressed 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.