India has reported 2,34,692 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever, even as the country’s cumulative vaccince coverage nears 12 crore on Saturday.
The country’s overall Covid tally stood at 1,45,26,609, according to the Health Ministry data.
As part of the world’s largest vaccination drive, 11,99,37,641 vaccine doses have been administered through 17,37,539 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Saturday.
Over 30 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, India’s daily new cases continue to rise. Ten States including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan report 79.32% of the new cases.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 63,729. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 27,360 while Delhi reported 19,486 new cases.
Sixteen states, as shown under, are displaying an upward trajectory in daily new cases.
India’s total Active Caseload has reached 16,79,740. It now comprises 11.56% of the country’s total Positive Cases. A net incline of 1,09,997 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.
The five States of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 65.02% of India’s total Active Cases. Maharashtra alone accounts for 38.09% of the total active caseload of the country.
India’s cumulative recoveries stand at 1,26,71,220 today. The National Recovery Rate is 87.23%. 1,23,354 recoveries were registered in the last 24 hours.
As many as 1,341 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. Ten States account for 85.83% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (398). Delhi follows with 141 daily deaths. Nine States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Manipur, Lakshadweep, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.