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India records 217,353 fresh Covid-19 cases in highest-ever daily spike

 By hindustantimes.com | Written by Prashasti Singh

UPDATED ON APR 16, 2021 09:58 AM IST

India's infection trajectory has seen a major upward push as it reels under the second wave of infections

 

The number of new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in India hit a record daily hike on Friday, with 217,353 fresh infections reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. This was the eighth record daily increase in the last nine days. As many as 1,185 people lost their lives due to the coronavirus disease in the same period, according to the health ministry's dashboard at 8am. With this, the country's infection tally went up to 14,291,917 and its death toll rose to 173,123.

 

India's infection trajectory has seen a major upward push as it reels under the second wave of the pandemic. According to news agency PTI, the country on Thursday registered a steady increase in the number of active cases of the disease for the 37th day in a row. The active cases have increased to 14,71,877, comprising 10.46 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has dropped to 88.31 per cent, the agency said.

 

The country's Covid-19 tally crossed the 2-million mark on August 7, 3-million on August 23, 4-million on September 5 and 5-million on September 16. On September 28, the infection tally went past 6-million, surpassed the 7-million mark on October 11, 8-million on October 29, 9-million on November 20 and the 10-million mark on December 19.

 

(Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-records-217-353-covid-19-cases-in-highest-ever-daily-spike-101618543381875.html)