NEW DELHI, Apr 7 (NNN-PTI) – A total of 115,736 new COVID-19 cases were registered in the past 24 hours in India, said official data, released by the federal health ministry, today.
The latest single-day spike, highest so far, took the total tally in the country to 12,801,785.
This is the second time within this week, when more than 100,000 new cases were recorded. On Monday, 103,558 new cases were reported.
Besides, as many as 630 deaths took place since Tuesday, taking the total death toll to 166,177, the ministry’s data showed.
There are still 843,473 active cases, while 11,792,135 people have been discharged, so far, from hospitals, after medical treatment.
There was an increase of 55,250 active cases during the previous 24 hours, out of which a maximum of 20,916 were reported from the south-western state of Maharashtra.
The number of daily active cases has been on the rise over the past few days, as another wave of COVID-19 looms large in India.– NNN-PTI