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COVID-19: India records highest single-day rise of 2,61,500 cases, 1,501 deaths
 
New Delhi: A record single-day rise of 2,61,500 coronavirus infections has taken India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,47,88,109, while active cases have surpassed the 18-lakh mark, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday

The death toll increased to 1,77,150 with a record 1,501 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed

Registering a steady increase for the 39th day in a row, the active cases stand at 18,01,316, comprising 12.18?per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 86.62 per cent, the ministry said

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,28,09,643, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.20 per cent, the data stated

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed 20 lakh on August 7,?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 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 26,65,38,416 samples have been tested up to April 17?with?15,66,394?samples being tested on Saturday.

The 1,501 new fatalities include 419 from Maharashtra, 167 from Delhi, 158 from Chhattisgarh, 120 from Uttar Pradesh, 97 from Gujarat, 80 from Karnataka, 66 from Madhya Pradesh, 62 from Punjab and 39 from Tamil Nadu.

These fresh fatalities also include 37 each from Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, 34 each from Bihar and West Bengal, 32 from Haryana, 30 from Jharkhand, 27 from Kerala, 15 each from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and 12 from Himachal Pradesh

The ministry said a total of 1,77,150 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 59,970 from Maharashtra, 13,270 from Karnataka, 13,071 from Tamil Nadu, 11,960 from Delhi, 10,540 from West Bengal, 9,703 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,834 from Punjab and 7,388 from Andhra Pradesh

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to co-morbidities

"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.


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