India records 40,953 new COVID cases, tally tops 11.55 mn

at 10:11 am

New Delhi (NVI): The coronavirus cases in India saw the highest single-day spike of 40,953 cases reported in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 1,15,55,284, Union Health Ministry confirmed.

188 new COVID-19 fatalities have been reported across the country, taking the death toll to 1,59,558, while the case fatality ratio (CFR) is around 1.39 per cent across the country.

India continue to show a high upward slide in daily new COVID-19 cases. At least 39,726 fresh cases were reported in India yesterday in comparison to 35,871 cases reported on the previous day and 28,903 cases a day prior.

Currently, a total of 1,11,07,332 patients have been cured and recovered across the country, while the active cases remained above 2.8 lakh mark and stands at 2,88,394.

In worst-affected Maharashtra 25,681 new coronavirus cases were reported on Friday, which increased the tally to 24,22,021.

The state is followed by Kerala with 11,00,275 and Karnataka with 9,66,689 positive cases, while other worst hit states include Andhra Pradesh, (8,92,986), Tamil Nadu (8,64,540), Delhi (6,46,348) and Uttar Pradesh (6,06,609).

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, more than 23.2 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to March 19. Of these, 10,60,961 samples were tested yesterday,

In a significant development, around 4.20 crore (4,20,63,392) beneficiaries have been vaccinated against COVID-19 since the beginning of vaccination drive in India, the Health Ministry data shows.

-RJV