As many as 53,480 fresh infections pushed India’s Covid-19 tally to 1,21,49,335, while 354 new fatalities also reported. Thisis is the highest count in a single-day spike so far this year while the death toll took to 1,62,468, according to Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The active caseload raised to 5,52,566 and accounts for 4.55 per cent of the total infections and the country on December 17 recorded 355 deaths. The recovery rate, further dropped to 94.11 per cent, the ministry data updated at 8 AM showed.
354 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Six States account for 82.20% of the new deaths. pic.twitter.com/nywZIfGSMk
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) March 31, 2021
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,14,34,301, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, it stated.
India’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark 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; 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, 24,36,72,940 samples had been tested up to March 30 with 10,22,915 being tested on Tuesday.