India reports 72,330 new coronavirus cases

Thu 01 Apr 2021, 11:43:46
New Delhi: India recorded 72,330 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, highest since October 2020, taking the total tally to 1,22,21,665 on Thursday.

The active cases have now increased to 5,84,055 comprising 4.78 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 93.89 per cent.

The death toll increased to 1,62,927 with 459 daily new fatalities.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 1,14,74,683, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.33 per cent, the data stated.

Eight states — Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh are logging high numbers of Covid-19 daily new cases, the Health Ministry said.

The Centre has advised high-burden states and Union territories to take stringent measures for containment of the surge.

So far, 6.51 crore doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the country since the drive began on January 16 after approval for ‘Covishield’ and ‘Covaxin’.

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