India records 93,249 new Covid cases, 513 fresh deaths

at 10:13 am

New Delhi (NVI): India today recorded 93,249 new coronavirus cases in biggest one-day spike since mid-September, while 513 more people succumbed to the deadly infection in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s data released this morning.

With this, the country’s overall tally has now risen to 12,485,509 while the death toll has reached 164,623, as per the Ministry.

Notably, India had reported single-day spike of 92,605 cases on September 20 last year.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has witnessed a steady increase for the 25th straight day, taking active cases in the country to 691,597. Apart from that, 11,629,289 Covid patients have recovered so far, as per the Health Ministry.

Yesterday, India had recorded a massive surge with 89,129 new coronavirus infections, as the month-long surge continued in the country. 714 deaths were recorded in a single-day, yesterday.

On Friday, India had recorded 81,466 new coronavirus cases and 469 new deaths.

Maharashtra is the worst-affected state where the caseload stands at 29.5 lakh while the total deaths stand at 55,656 with 277 fresh deaths recorded since yesterday.

The Health Ministry had yesterday said that eight states have seen a massive surge in COVID-19 cases and accounted for 81.42% of the single-day infections of COVID-19 pathogen.

“Eight states including, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh have witnessed steep rise in COVID-19 cases. They account for 81.42 % of single-day infections,” the ministry said in a statement.

Apart from that, India has surpassed a significant milestone as the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered in the country crossed the 7.5 crore mark today.

India had witnessed a gradual decline in daily cases after September last year. 97,894 new cases were recorded on September 17 as the daily Covid-19 cases peaked in that month.

India is the third worst-hit country in the world, the US and Brazil being at first and second spot respectively.