India reported the highest single-day rise of 3,60,960 Covid-19 infections since the pandemic broke out. The total tally has reached 1,79,97,267, while the death toll crossed two lakh following 3,293 fresh fatalities, according to Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The number of people who have recovered from the virus is 1,48,17,371. With the continuous spread of Coronavirus, the active cases have risen to 29,78,709, comprising 16.55 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 82.33 per cent. The death toll stands at 2,01,187, the Union Health Ministry data stated.
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, one-crore mark on December 19 and 1.5 crore on April 19.
Some 28,27,03,789 samples have been tested up to April 27 with 17,23,912 samples being tested on Tuesday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research.
The 2 lakh Covid-19 deaths reported in the country include 66,179 from Maharashtra, 15,009 from Delhi, 14,807 from Karnataka, 13,728 from Tamil Nadu, 11,678 from Uttar Pradesh, 11,082 from West Bengal, 8,630 from Punjab, 7,800 from Andhra Pradesh and 7,782 from Chhattisgarh.
"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.”
The health ministry said more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.