Coronavirus: India reports record 2.95L new cases; 2K more deaths
India on Wednesday reported 2.95 lakh new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike since the pandemic began. The nationwide tally has now climbed to 1.56 crore. Meanwhile, over 2,023 more patients died in the past 24 hours—the deadliest day—bringing the death toll to 1,82,553. The daily positivity rate jumped from 17% the previous day to 18%. Here are more details.
India reports 1,56,16,130 cases, 1,82,553 deaths
According to the Union Health Ministry, till Wednesday morning, India reported a total of 1,56,16,130 COVID-19 cases. The death toll has reached 1,82,553. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,32,76,039 patients have recovered, while 21,57,538 cases involve active infections. In the past 24 hours alone, India recorded 2,95,041 new infections and 2,023 fresh fatalities. 13,01,19,310 vaccine doses have been administered so far.
With 519 fatalities, Maharashtra records deadliest day
Maharashtra reported 62,097 new cases, marking a daily positivity rate of 23.3%. The state's tally has now reached 39,60,359. The total number of active states in the state stood at 6,83,856, most of which are concentrated in the worst-hit districts of Pune (1,17,521), Mumbai (82,671), Thane (80,440), and Nagpur (78,484). A record 519 deaths also pushed the death toll to 61,343.
Kerala reports record 19.5K new cases
Kerala—India's second worst-hit state after Maharashtra—saw a record spike of 19,577 new cases. The previous record high of 18,257 cases was reported on Sunday. The daily positivity rate stood at 17.4%. Notably, 66 health workers were among those who tested positive. The state's total caseload has reached 12,72,645, which includes 1,18,673 active cases. 28 more deaths took the death toll to 4,978.
Karnataka reports record 21.8K new cases
With 21,794 new cases, Karnataka also witnessed the biggest single-day rise in infections. The daily positivity rate stood at 14.8%. The state also recorded a whopping 149 more deaths; the deadliest day in roughly eight months. The death toll has now climbed to 13,646. The total number of infections climbed to 11,98,644, out of which, 1,42,084 cases involve active infections.
Tamil Nadu sees biggest spike for 7th consecutive day
With 10,986 new cases, Tamil Nadu recorded the biggest single-day spike for the seventh consecutive day. The total caseload has reached 9,20,369, which includes 79,804 active cases. 48 more fatalities pushed the state's death toll to 13,205.
Andhra records biggest spike since mid-September
Andhra Pradesh reported 8,987 fresh cases, the highest in a day after September 13. The daily positivity rate stood at 23.7%. The state also recorded 35 deaths, the highest single-day toll since October 15. A total of 7,472 people have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The cumulative number of cases has reached 9,76,987, out of which, 53,889 cases are active.
Uttar Pradesh's caseload crosses 9 lakh
Uttar Pradesh reported 29,754 new cases, pushing the state's tally to 9,09,405. The state now has 2,23,544 active cases, out of which, 52,376 alone are concentrated in the worst-hit Lucknow district. 162 deaths pushed the state's death toll to 10,159.
Delhi reports record spikes in infections, deaths
Delhi reported the biggest single-day spike of 28,395 new cases. The daily positivity stood at a record high of 32.82% with 86,526 tests. With 277 more fatalities, Delhi also recorded its deadliest day. The death toll has now climbed to 12,638. The cumulative number of cases has reached 9,05,541, out of which, 85,575 cases involve active infections.