On Thursday, 69,317 fresh cases were detected in the country, taking the total caseload to over 29 lakh. Ministry of Health today said testing in India has steeply increased to more than 9 lakh tests per day. This is bolstered with all States/UTs testing more than 140 tests/day/million population as advised by WHO, MoH added.
The five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (628,642), Tamil Nadu (361,435), Andhra Pradesh (325,396), Karnataka (256,975), and Uttar Pradesh (172,334). Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in India, recorded highest one-day count of 14,492 coronavirus cases. West Bengal also recorded its worst single-day spike of 3,197 cases to take its total to 129,119.
On a positive note, recoveries among Covid-19 patients in India have surged to 2,096,664, pushing the country’s recovery rate to 73.91 per cent. Meanwhile, only 0.28 per cent of the 6,86,395 active cases are on ventilator support at present.
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