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India records highest single-day Covid deaths at 1,341

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
April 17, 2021 10:39 IST
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A record single-day rise of 2,34,692 cases and 1,341 fatalities have pushed India's COVID-19 tally to 1,45,26,609 and the death toll due to the viral disease to 1,75,649, the health ministry said on Saturday.

IMAGE: Health workers carry the body of a man, who died from the coronavirus from an ambulance for burial at a graveyard in New Delhi. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

The number of active coronavirus cases in the country has surpassed the 16-lakh mark, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed.

 

Registering a steady increase for the 38th day in a row, the tally of active COVID-19 cases has climbed to 16,79,740 in the country, accounting for 11.56 per cent of its total caseload, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 87.23 per cent.

IMAGE: Relatives console family member, outside the mortuary of a COVID-19, in New Delhi. Photograph: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 1,26,71,220, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.21 per cent, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7 last year, the 30-lakh mark on August 23, the 40-lakh mark on September 5 and the 50-lakh mark on September 16.

IMAGE: A worker sprays disinfectant at a railway station  in Ahmedabad amid a spike in coronavirus cases. Photograph: PTI Photo

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 26,49,72,022 samples have so far been tested for the viral disease in the country, including 14,95,397 on Friday.

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