India on Wednesday recorded 132,788 lakh new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the past 24 hours, a marked increase from Tuesday’s single-day spike, showed data shared by the Union health ministry at 8am on Wednesday.
With this, the country’s cumulative infection tally has crossed 28.3 million, mounting to 28,307,832. As many as 3,207 new deaths were also recorded in this duration, which took the nationwide fatality toll to 335,102.
India’s daily Covid-19 cases had been witnessing a sharp dip for a while. It decreased gradually in the last four weeks as the measured lockdowns in parts of the country churned out results.
On Tuesday, the country reported a single-day spike of 127,510 Covid-19 cases, the lowest in nearly two months. Less than 3,000 new deaths — 2,795, to be exact — were also reported yesterday, projecting expectations for an upswing. However, Wednesday’s rise shows that it might still be too early to discount the impact of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The country’s Covid-19 recovery rate has been improving, though, with the number of cured patients per day continuing to outnumber new infections for nearly three weeks now.
According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare, as many as 25,947,629 patients in India have recovered from Covid-19 till now, which accounts for a 92.09% recovery rate nationwide.