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With 97,570 new cases, India’s single day erupt highest: COVID -19

By Jahanbee Gupta

India on Saturday documented an unparalleled spike in a single day as 97,570 fresh COVID-19 cases were recorded across the country. The overall tally rose to 46,59,984, the union health ministry data revealed. Moreover, a total of 1,201 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, with the toll reaching 77,472. Out of the total cases, 9,58,316 are involved, 36,24,196 have healed so far. India has long breached US’ single-day tally of cases.

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh are the worst-hit Indian states and they account for above 60 % of the active cases in the country. The recovery rate stands at 77.65 %, while the fatality rate is 1.67 %, the health ministry data revealed. India conducted a record of 10,91,251 tests on Friday, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 5,51,89,226-data from the Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR).

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