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India reports over 1.26L COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs, highest since pandemic began

By Priyanka Verma 
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India reports over 1.26L COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs, highest since pandemic began

India has reported 1,26,789 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of daily cases ever since the pandemic began. The country witnessed 685 more deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 1,66,862. The total number of cases has reached 1,29,28,574, while the active cases surged to 9,10,319.

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India remains the third-most affected nation globally, behind the United States and Brazil. The active cases stand at above nine lakh, which is 7.04 per cent of the total infections, while the country’s recovery rate has dropped to 91.67 per cent, the MoHFW data stated.

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Maharashtra: 31,73,261 total cases, 56,652 deaths, 26,13,627 recoveries.

Kerala: 11,44,594 total cases, 4,710 deaths, 11,08,078 recoveries.

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Karnataka: 10,33,560 total cases, 12,731 deaths, 9,71,556 recoveries.

Andhra Pradesh: 9,13,274 total cases, 7,262 deaths, 8,92,736 recoveries.

Tamil Nadu: 9,11,110 total cases, 12,821 deaths, 8,70,546 recoveries.

Delhi: 6,90,568 total cases, 11,133 deaths, 6,59,980 recoveries.

Uttar Pradesh: 6,45,930 total cases, 8,964 deaths, 6,04,979 recoveries.

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59,907 more people tested positive in Maharashtra with 2,31,250 tests on Wednesday, marking the biggest single-day spike. At 26%, the state continued to record a high daily positivity rate.

Punjab reported 2,997 new cases, pushing the tally to 2,60,020. 7,278 patients have died in Punjab while 2,26,887 have recovered.

Karnataka reported 6,976 new cases. The daily positivity rate stood at 5.5% with 1,25,390 tests.

Gujarat reported 3,575 new cases—the highest single-day spike—pushing the state’s tally to 3,28,453, which includes 4,620 deaths and 3,05,149 recoveries. Madhya Pradesh reported 4,043 new cases. The state’s tally has now climbed to 3,18,014, which includes 4,086 deaths and 2,87,869 recoveries.

5,506 more people tested positive in Delhi. The daily positivity rate stood at 6.1% with 90,201 tests conducted on Wednesday.

Chhattisgarh reported a spike of 10,310 new cases—the highest single-day spike—pushing the state’s tally to 3,96,579. 4,469 patients have died in the state while 3,33,227 have recovered.

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Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh reported 6,023, 3,986, 3,502, and 2,331 new cases respectively.

Meanwhile, India has administered over 9 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses so far, the health ministry informed on Thursday. Around 25,26,77,379 samples have been tested by April 7, 2021, including 12,37,781 on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, 1,15,736 new coronavirus cases were reported, taking the tally in the country to 1,28,01,785.

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