Covid-19: India records highest-ever single-day spike, total tally over 3.3 mn

Covid-19 India

There is no respite in sight as Corona continues unleashing mayhem, sparking fear and panic among people. On Thursday, a total of 75,760 cases reported, the highest-ever spike in a day.


With more than 75,000 cases in 24 hours, India’s total tally went past 3.31 million. As per the official data released from Ministry of Health, 25,23,771 patients have recovered from the infection in the country, taking the recovery rate to 76.24 per cent.

Maharashtra remains the hardest-hit state in the pandemic, accounting for 7,18,711 cases. Maharashttra is followed by three southern states, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

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India is the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil. The health ministry had said on Wednesday that the total number of Covid-19 recoveries in India exceeds the active cases of the infection by 3.5 times and the recovery rate is over 76 per cent.

The record high recoveries have ensured that the number of active cases of Covid-19, which is the “actual caseload” of the country, comprises only 21.87 per cent of the total cases, it highlighted.

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