Coronavirus cases in India hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic with 1,15,736 new infections pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,28,01,785, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday.
The number of cases breached the 1-lakh mark for the second time in three days. India on Monday registered an all-time high of 1,03,558 cases in a span of 24 hours.
The death toll increased to 1,66,177 with 630 daily new fatalities, the Union Health Ministry data showed.
Registering a steady increase for the 28th day in a row, the active cases have increased to 8,43,473 comprising 6.59 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 92.11 per cent, the data stated. The active caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on February 12 comprising 1.25 per cent of the total infections.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,17,92,135, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.30 per cent, the data stated.
According to the ICMR, 25,14,39,598 samples have been tested up to April 6 with 12,08,329 samples being tested on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 8,70,77,474 people have been vaccinated across the country till now.
On Monday, hitting a grim milestone, India recorded 1,03,558 COVID-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, the highest single daily spike in infections since the pandemic started last year. With this, India has become the third country after the US and Brazil to register a six-figure addition in COVID-19 cases in a single day.
Total cases: 1,28,01,785
Total recoveries: 1,17,92,135
Active cases: 8,43,473
Death toll: 1,66,177
Total vaccination: 8,70,77,474