India on April 3 recorded 89,129 new COVID-19 cases in a day, the highest daily rise in around six-and-half-months, taking the nationwide tally of infections to over 1.23 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data on April 3.
The death toll increased to 1,64,110 with 714 more fatalities in a day, also the highest since October 21.
The jump in cases reported on April 3 was the highest since September 20 last year when 92,605 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours.
Corresponding to the rapid surge in cases, the number of active cases too have registered a steady increase for the 24th day in a row with the tally reaching 6,58,909, which is 5.32% of the total infections. The recovery rate has further dropped to 93.36%, the data stated.
The active caseload was the lowest at 1,35,926 on February 12 and comprised 1.25% of the total infections.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,15,69,241, while the case fatality rate has dropped to 1.32%, the Health Ministry data stated.
The number of daily coronavirus cases peaked in September last year with 97,894 infections being reported on the 17th day of the month, after which India began witnessing a gradual decline in cases. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16 last year. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20. The one-crore mark was breached on December 19 last year.
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 03/04/2021