Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reported the highest-ever single-day spike of 18,021 coronavirus cases while 85 fatalities took the death toll in the state to 9,309, a senior official said.
The total number of cases in the state stands at 7,23,582 and the active caseload is 95,980.
“In the past 24 hours, 18,021 fresh cases were reported while 3,474 people were discharged in this period. There are 95,980 active cases while 6,18,293 were treated and discharged. The state reported a total of 9,309 deaths till now since the start of the pandemic,” Additional Chief Secretary of Health Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters.
The state recorded 85 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day toll this month, according to official figures.
On April 11, the state recorded a daily spike of 15,353 cases.
Over 80 lakh persons have been administered COVID-19 vaccine in the state.
On Monday, 2.18 lakh samples were tested and the total number of samples tested so far rose to over 3.71 crore.
Prasad said that 12 new RT-PCR laboratories are being opened in the state to augment testing capacity.
India recorded 1,61,736 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s tally of cases to 1,36,89,453, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry.
The death toll increased to 1,71,058 with 879 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Registering a steady increase for the 34th day in a row, the number of active cases rose to 12,64,698, or 9.24 per cent of the total infections.
The active caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on February 12, 2021 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 1,22,53,697, while the case fatality rate has dropped further to 1.25 per cent, the data stated.