New Delhi: For the first time in seven months, India’s single-day CoVID tally breached the one lakh mark.
The country reported 1,17,100 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. Around 302 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours.
This is the first time in seven months that daily cases crossed the one-lakh mark. On June 6, 2021, India had reported 1,14,460 new cases.
The 28 percent jump in new cases reported today has pushed the country’s total caseload to 3.52 crore.
Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit states by the Covid pandemic, added 36,265 today. Of these, 20,181 were reported in Mumbai alone.
Delhi reported over 15,000 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours – the highest since May 8. The national capital’s daily cases jumped a whopping 41.5 percent in a day as 15,097 infections were detected in the city. This comes a day after the city witnessed its biggest single-day spike – 10,665 cases – in nearly eight months. The positivity rate has surpassed 15 percent.
India on Thursday reported 90,928 cases, a significant rise from the previous day’s 58,097 Covid cases in a span of 24 hours. A total of 325 deaths was also reported at the same time, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 3.47 percent amid a sudden spike in cases. The daily positivity rate stands at 6.43 percent.